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ZAN Nabil

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I am a freshman electronics and communication engineering student.I didn't study any quantum mechanics or solid state physics before(not in high school).

But for my first year course i need to study solid state physics.The books we are suggested to follow are Electronic Devices & Circuits(Millman),Solid state electronics devices(Streetman).But I don't understand most of the theories.And our professor somehow expect us to just get the concepts without much understanding(at least other students think that).

So,I want to know what should i study before attempting solid state physics and solid state electronics.

I want to know some introductory texts / online lectures that will make me get the basics of quantum mechanics.

And what kind of mathematical knowledge should i have to study introductory QM(I know single variable calculus)?

Then after doing the necessary maths and QM what introductory texts/lectures/books should i follow to get the basics of solid state physics (theories) ?

(Note:I am pretty bad at following books which are more than 400 or 500 pages).as I just want to get the basics I'm expecting some books that assumes i have no previous knowledge on the subject and self contained.If there are good online tutorials or courses it would be better,if books it should be less than 500 pages.