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Planning an Individual Curriculum for QM/MIW & TOE?

  1. Nov 27, 2015 #1
    Hi again!

    Let me preface this by saying that if you don't subscribe to the idea of the existence of parallel universes, I encourage you to hit the Back button on your browser. That said, read on if you'd like to help me get some direction of where to start to begin understanding quantum mechanics, Many Interacting Worlds (MIW) interpretation, and how that fits into a theory that includes gravitation and the possibility for constructing a macroscopic traversable wormhole.

    I'm a biochemist by trade, so I'm out of my depth here, but I'm confident in saying as much as that I understand the basic theoretical constructs of quantum mechanics and parallel universes. However, I don't understand the math that describes them, and have knowledge that ends at the level of basic partial differential equations. So, if I wanted to take the dive and over the next few years try to understand this stuff in sufficient detail from a mathematical, formal perspective, where should I start?

    Thanks,

    Adam
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2015 #2

    bhobba

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    Start by understanding QM.

    If you have done calculus then study the following in the following order:
    https://www.amazon.com/The-Theoretical-Minimum-Start-Physics/dp/0465075681
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-The-Theoretical-Minimum/dp/0465062903
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-Demystified-2nd-Edition/dp/0071765638
    https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Quantum-Mechanics-R-Shankar/dp/0306447908/
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-Modern-Development-Edition/dp/9814578584

    Then you can understand Many Worlds:
    https://www.amazon.com/The-Emergent-Multiverse-according-Interpretation/dp/0198707541

    Be warned - the reason this is difficult isn't that the ideas are strange - its that those are ideas are written in the language of math and will require your close attention over an extended period.

    Thanks
    Bill
     
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