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Quantum Physics Maths Help

  1. Mar 24, 2012 #1

    KJB

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    Hi, I am a 16 year old high school student. I am really interested in Maths and its my passion.

    I am also really interested in Quantum Physics and I would just like to know a list of what type of Maths (eg. Differential Calculus) I would need to learn to understand it.

    I just need a list so I can learn it in my spare time.

    Thanks,
    KJB
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2012 #2

    marcusl

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    Definitely differential equations, both ordinary and partial. Orthogonal functions, Fourier transforms, complex variables, and a mastery of linear algebra. That will get you ready to tackle it.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2012 #3
    I'm 15 and only doing multi-variable calculus, and physics. If you think you can tackle quantum mechanics in your spare time it might take a few years first (iff you're a prodigy you'll probably be able to do it).
     
  5. Mar 24, 2012 #4

    KJB

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    Yeah I'm not extremely smart but I'm looking at doing it for college/university so I am just trying to learn a bit of the math to give me a little bit of a head start.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 #5
    Me too, I'm interested in theoretical physics, I'll either go into theoretical astrophysics, or theoretical particle physics. Good luck
     
  7. Mar 24, 2012 #6

    KJB

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    Thanks mate, good luck to you too, you're already learning multi-variable calculus at 15. I'm only learning like basic calculus. You got a bright future man :)
     
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