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I need help - what are prerequisites for studying QM?

  1. Dec 9, 2013 #1
    i need help -- what are prerequisites for studying QM?

    i have always had an interest in different fields of science, but lately i have become extremely interested in quantum mechanics. i know that there may be different subdivisions of the field, but i'm more interested in like theoretical study. i'm am looking into different colleges around me and would like to know if there are any recommended prerequisites i should take
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  3. Dec 9, 2013 #2
    A year of calculus, a class in differential equations and a class in linear algebra are standard math prereqs.

    A year of intro calc-based physics, a semester or two of classical mechanics, and a class on math methods in physics are standard physics prereqs.


    I went from not knowing more than the simplest algebra to starting an honors undergraduate quantum course in about 2.5 years, following standard preparation.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2013
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