Main Question or Discussion Point
So I didn't start my physics major until my sophomore year which means I'm a year behind. Because of this I won't be able to take quantum mechanics until the first semester of my senior year which is also when statistical mechanics is offered. I'd really like to take statistical mechanics but quantum is listed as a prerequisite. How much quantum would I really need to take stat mech? Would it be enough to be taking quantum at the same time even if I hadn't had it previously? I don't really know enough about stat mech to know if it uses a lot of quantum mechanics or just uses some very basic stuff. What do you guys think about taking stat mech without quantum? I do plan on asking the professor who teaches the course eventually but I think I'll probably wait until the spring when it comes close to time to register for my senior year classes.