# Procedure for studying advanced quantum mechanics.

• AKSHAT2012
In summary, it is important to continue your studies in physics after your undergraduate degree and your current math background is sufficient to start studying advanced quantum mechanics and general relativity. Some recommended books to start with are Griffiths' Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Schutz's A First Course in General Relativity. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the relevant mathematical tools and experiments and to have a strong foundation in mathematics and physics before delving into the more advanced topics.
AKSHAT2012
currently i am joining IIT for an ee btech(b e) degree. i am very passionate for continuing my studies in physics after it, but still i want to study Q mech,G R,on my own
here is what i am familiar with as of now.
MATHS
CALCULUS -TILL pde (variable separable),ODE -double order .
vector calculus till stokes threorem(only the preliminaries)

PHYSICS
Q mech till application to hydrogen atom.
some basic statistical mech.
S R till simultaniety, velocity addition.

now i want to go to advanced q mech, start G R.

please tell 1.if this math is sufficient 2. what books are best 3.what more (and in how much detail i have to learn more).4. what exactly comes in advanced q mech 5.anything u would like to add.
i will be greately indebted.

## 1. What is the purpose of studying advanced quantum mechanics?

The purpose of studying advanced quantum mechanics is to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles and laws that govern the behavior of particles at the quantum level. This knowledge can have practical applications in fields such as materials science, electronics, and computing.

## 2. What are the prerequisites for studying advanced quantum mechanics?

Students should have a strong foundation in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and mathematics, including differential equations and linear algebra. A basic understanding of quantum mechanics is also recommended.

## 3. What topics are covered in a course on advanced quantum mechanics?

Topics may include quantum states and operators, wave mechanics, the Schrödinger equation, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, angular momentum, spin, and quantum entanglement. Some courses may also cover more advanced topics such as quantum field theory and relativistic quantum mechanics.

## 4. What are the common challenges faced in studying advanced quantum mechanics?

Some common challenges include understanding abstract concepts and mathematical formalisms, visualizing and interpreting complex quantum phenomena, and applying mathematical techniques to solve problems. Additionally, keeping up with the rapid advancements in the field can be a challenge.

## 5. How can one prepare for studying advanced quantum mechanics?

One can prepare by building a strong foundation in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and mathematics, as well as familiarizing oneself with basic concepts in quantum mechanics. It can also be helpful to stay updated on current research and developments in the field. Practice solving problems and working through exercises can also aid in preparation.

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