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Mathematical Prerequisites

  1. May 3, 2010 #1
    I'm interested in taking Classical and Quantum Mechanics courses next year at my university; however, I won't be able to take the prerequisite mathematics courses due to scheduling conflicts. I have taken differential calculus, integral calculus, and vector calculus and I will be taking an Ordinary Differential Equations course over the summer. If anyone could supply me or direct me to a list of suggested concepts, it'd be extremely beneficial. Books, websites, etc - whatever will explain the concepts thoroughly. A detailed, sequential list would be highly appreciated.

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  3. May 3, 2010 #2
    Linear Algebra for quantum.
  4. May 4, 2010 #3
    Thank you, but I was wondering if you could be a little more specific. I understand that large-scale concepts such as linear algebra and partial differential equations are necessary, but what specific concepts should I note to help me with Classical and Quantum Mechanics?
  5. May 4, 2010 #4
    Lagrange multipliers, scalar products, dual space vectors, commutators, lie brackets, variational calculus, principal value decomposition, Hilbert spaces, operators and their eigenfunctions

    That should cover your bases.
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