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B Understanding QM

  1. Sep 8, 2016 #1
    (Sorry for my poor English.)
    How much of theory should one know in order to understand Gross-Pitaevskii equation, Fermi curves, metric tensor and so on? Is it necessary to took classes at the university or is it possible to learn those subjects just by self studying?
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  3. Sep 9, 2016 #2

    A. Neumaier

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    With enough practice and persistence anything can be learnt by self-study. But for what you mentioned you need to learn a lot - on the mathematical side significant amounts of linear algebra, real analysis, complex analysis, differential geometry, functional analysis, and a corresponding amount of theoretical physics. You may wish to look at the sections in Chapter C4: How to learn theoretical physics of my theoretical physics FAQ to get more advice on how to self-study successfully.
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