So I've just finished my first year in physics and survived :) I have 3 or so months all to myself, so I figure I can spare a little bit of time to study some maths and physics in preparation for second year (the first semester course is purely quantum mechanics). I have Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics by Shankar. I'm finding Shankar's explanation of bra-ket notation to be pretty confusing, especially since there aren't many problems or worked examples. All of the other resources I've found are way too simplistic to be of much help. So what I'm looking for is either something to supplement the mathematical section of Shankar, or a textbook that might be easier to follow. I'd very much appreciate any suggestions.