Hey, I'm a junior in highschool and am thinking about investing in some introductory books on QM. I've delt a bit with the concepts, but I really think I have to understand some of the math to really comprehend things like spin, symmetries, etc. I havn't officially taken any calculus course or completed a physics course. I guess my real question would be where I should start. I am really enthusiastic about the particle level, and don't necessarily want to bore myself with newton's laws of motions. Which section of history should I undertake? Should I try to fully understand pre-relativity first then go in order "chronologically". Or go straight to QM and learn the other necessary prior stuff as I go along as it appears. You may think I am just crazy and need to go straight to Aristotle, but I would rather not as I am not really interested in those "macro" situations.