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Quantum mechanics mathematics

  1. Jan 30, 2015 #1
    I am self studying quantum mechanics from griffiths at the moment, and the formalism chapter (to me) seems to be an overview, and since most of the linear algebra i did was in real numbers, most of the stuff are new to me. So i want you to recommend a reference for math to go along with griffiths.

    Thank you
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  3. Feb 4, 2015 #2
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  4. Feb 4, 2015 #3
    Hello, there is a quantum mechanics book by Shankar which has a fairly considerable linear algebra review as the first chapter or two. By virtue of it being in a quantum mechanics book it focuses on the essential topics for vector spaces over the complex numbers.
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  5. Feb 5, 2015 #4


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    I used Arfken "Mathematical Methods for Physicists", which has been through a few editions since I was an undergrad.

    You might be able to get by with something a little less weighty. For example, Schaum's Outline of Complex Variables is pretty cheap and has tons of worked examples. If you are really keen you might get both.
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