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Intermediate undergraduate quantum text

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hello all. originally i was a physics major and took "modern physics" which briefly covered nuclear, particle, and quantum physics. i switched majors to math, and now i'm thinking of dual majoring in physics and mathematics, but i'd like to read a little bit about quantum physics before i go about trying the physics thing again.

i've got a pretty good mathematics background, with a year of linear algebra, ODE, a semester of number theory and abstract algebra, and a semester of analysis under my belt, so i should be able to understand most of what can be tossed at me mathematically.

let me know if you guys have any good recommendations.

thanks!
 

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George Jones
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A standard physics text is Introduction to Quantum Mechanic by David Griffiths.

You might also want to look at Quantum Mechanics and the Particles of Nature: An Outline for Mathematicians by Anthony Sudbery. This book was written for final-year British mathematics students. This book, unlike many physics books, has nice, crisp, somewhat abstract mathematics, but it does not dwell on mathematical rigour, and, unlike physics books, it doesn't spend much time solving differential equations.
 
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awesome, thanks! i'll check them out
 

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