Linear Algebra in Quantum Mechanics

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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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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.

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