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Linear Algebra in Quantum Mechanics

  1. Jan 14, 2015 #1
    Hi all,
    I am taking Quantum Mechanics II this coming spring semester. However, I haven't taken Linear algebra yet but I don't want to take the class just because for some few topics. What linear algebra topics should I learn before the class? Thanks!
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  3. Jan 14, 2015 #2
    Well ... there's a lot of topics you have to know, the main ones are:
    1) Eigenvalues and Eigenvector (and their proprieties) of a matrix (it's the heart of QM).
    2) Diagonalization of a matrix.
    3) Unitary trasformations (like traslation, rotation, ecc) and their proprieties.
  4. Jan 14, 2015 #3


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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
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