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Novice need your advices

  1. Sep 5, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone, maybe this is a very stupid question in this professional discussion group. I need your suggestion to learn the QM as a novice.

    Firstly, I need to say that I am not a theoretical physicist and QM is just a tool for me. Currently, I need to focus on the electron-phonon coupling, electron-photon coupling and related application in solid-state physics, as well as in nano-material system. So, which aspect I need to throw my most time and energy on?

    I am reading the book from cohen now, it is beautiful but too long althrough I know it is necessary to get the whole-view of the QM world. Maybe I need some points or focuses.

    Thank you very much
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  3. Sep 6, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    There are no stupid questions.

    To rephrase:
    You are interested in solid state with a leaning towards nano-materials physics.
    You are learning electron-phonon and electron-photon coupling.
    You want to know how to weight your time and energy in these two subjects given your interest.

    They are both pretty important - but there is not enough information to advise you.
    Your intuition is probably correct - you should find something in the field that interests you and see what it takes to understand it. There will probably be several somethings.
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