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just for personal enrichment I going to do a second reading of QM. my first was 20+ years ago and found the topic interesting. my education was exclusive to position space and solving problem after problem using SWE with a bazillion different boundary conditions and Hamiltonians, my calculus is OK.

that's was all great but when I see something involving mixed states, density matrices, Dirac notation, quantum logic I don't even recognise it as QM and have no clue what is being described or discussed or what problem is being solved.

plan;

- do a course in mathematical/symbolic logic

- do a course in linear algebra

- do a course in abstract algebra eg group theory

- jump into Ballantine textbook

is this efficient?

what would educators here recommend as a learning pathway.

note this is just for fun and personal enrichment as stated.

that's was all great but when I see something involving mixed states, density matrices, Dirac notation, quantum logic I don't even recognise it as QM and have no clue what is being described or discussed or what problem is being solved.

plan;

- do a course in mathematical/symbolic logic

- do a course in linear algebra

- do a course in abstract algebra eg group theory

- jump into Ballantine textbook

is this efficient?

what would educators here recommend as a learning pathway.

note this is just for fun and personal enrichment as stated.

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