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I am a college student with double majors in the mathematics and computer science. I recently got interested to the art of quantum mechanics course through my current undergraduate research in the theoretical computer science, where my near-future project will involve the quantum mechanics and its applications to the computation theory and cryptography. After discussing with my research advisor, I decided to take the course in a quantum mechanics and enrolled to the course at my university.

Unfortunately, my only background is in AP Physics, which I took three years ago. So I am unfortunately not familiar with many concepts in the modern physics, let alone the general physics. I decided to use the rest of this semester and the Winter Break to prepare for the quantum mechanics course that I will be taking on the next semester. Could you give me some advice and tips on how to prepare for it? What should I study? Can I directly jump into the quantum mechanics? If I can jump directly to the quantum mechanics, is there a book or two that teaches the classical mechanics and other necessary prerequisites beforehand?

As for the mathematical background, I am currently taking the Analysis I (Rudin-PMA), Linear Algebra (Friedberg), and Discrete Mathematics (level of Rosen).

I included a link for the quantum-mechanics course I enrolled (offered in every Spring):

https://www.physics.wisc.edu/academics/spring2015/531

Thanks,