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No-Nonsense Quantum Mechanics: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide To The Quantum World

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In summary, the conversation revolves around books on physics and math, particularly a Group Theory book and a newly released Quantum Mechanics book by the author, Jakob Schwichtenberg. The participants discuss various other books and resources for learning, with a focus on computational approaches and the author's personal life. One participant asks for book recommendations for their son, who is self-studying calculus, and receives suggestions for books by McMahon and Schwichtenberg. The conversation ends with a mention of the author's recently released Electrodynamics book and a book on using physics principles in economics.

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You mean the one entitled "Physics of Symmetry"?smodak said:I liked his Group Theory book

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Wrichik Basu said:You mean the one entitled "Physics of Symmetry"?

Yes - and I too like it a lot. But fairness compels me to mention some have written to me, thanking me for posting about it, and like it as I do, while others were less enthused. Anyway got the new book and will post what I think.

Thanks

Bill

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It cites my "myths and facts" review in the (relatively small) Bibliography. I must read that book!

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YupWrichik Basu said:You mean the one entitled "Physics of Symmetry"?

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Interesting life story of the author: http://jakobschwichtenberg.com/about/

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I'm curious if anyone has read Schwichtenberg's new introductory Quantum Mechanics book yet? If so could you post a comment or two about it?

Asking for my son, he's 13, he's just exploring on his own and has been hopping around using all kinds of sources, including the MIT EdX classes, a calculus textbook, Perimeter Institute video lectures, etc. He's been working backwards with Google quite a lot to figure things out... no idea what other resources he has found online (you can tell I'm skeptical), but I'd like to get a couple of basic textbooks to help him out. Also thinking of Griffiths Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. He seems to like the no-nonsense quantitative approaches (he really loved this "No BS Guide"), even though he's learning calculus on the fly.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Asking for my son, he's 13, he's just exploring on his own and has been hopping around using all kinds of sources, including the MIT EdX classes, a calculus textbook, Perimeter Institute video lectures, etc. He's been working backwards with Google quite a lot to figure things out... no idea what other resources he has found online (you can tell I'm skeptical), but I'd like to get a couple of basic textbooks to help him out. Also thinking of Griffiths Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. He seems to like the no-nonsense quantitative approaches (he really loved this "No BS Guide"), even though he's learning calculus on the fly.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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What is your son's math background so far? Has he studied any calculus? How about your math background? Would you be able to answer his calculus-related questions when needed in his reading in those sources?lizbird said:Asking for my son, he's 13

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berkeman said:Welcome to the PF.

What is your son's math background so far? Has he studied any calculus? How about your math background? Would you be able to answer his calculus-related questions when needed in his reading in those sources?

He's self-studying calculus, I guess. He did trig first on his own. He seems pretty determined to do it himself - he does get frustrated at times, but keeps searching until he finally finds a better explanation. He never moves on until he really understands something, he's far more patient than I am. (This is all a nice way to say - he is really stubborn!) He also has a patient math teacher who answers his calculus questions in Common Core Math 2 class, aka "Geometry" (he's in 8th grade but has a high school math teacher who also teaches Calc BC)

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He might also like McMahon, who writes physics and math textbooks with all computational steps. His quantum mechanics textbook islizbird said:Thanks for any suggestions!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071765638/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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That's a good book. I have read that one.Demystifier said:He might also like McMahon, who writes physics and math textbooks with all computational steps. His quantum mechanics textbook is

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071765638/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790842115/?tag=pfamazon01-20

In an interesting twist he also has this book which he says is based on the idea that for years economists have been using physics principles to better understand financial markets and the idea of this book is to go the other way:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NNQXHLR/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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