What's needed in learning QM?

  • Thread starter yukcream
  • Start date
  • #1
yukcream
59
0
What sorts of maths are needed to start learning quantum mechaninc? I found it is very difficult to handle the maths tools~ can anyone give me some raeding about maths in QM?

yukyuk
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Differential equations, linear algebra, depending on the level some group theory won't hurt you. For linear algebra, I'm partial to the Friedberg Insel and Spence "Linear Algebra" textbook, although any good quantum mechanics book will have at least a cursory overview of linear algebra. The differential equations are things you'll probably see in your standard university course on the subject.
 
  • #3
selfAdjoint
Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
Dearly Missed
6,881
10
One of the problems of math in QM is the Dirac notation, where column vectors are denoted |z> and row vectors are denoted <z|, and the base field is complex. Even if you already know basic vector space math, that takes some getting used too.
 
  • #4
yukcream
59
0
is there any book will give an overview of maths used in QM? Be honest I am not good in maths~
 
  • #5
misogynisticfeminist
370
0
the mathematics required for QM is not very different from those in E&M, CM or stat mechanics. A few new stuff though, especially operators, hilbert spaces and the like. But i think, don't start on QM if you don't have a good idea of classical physics.
 
  • #8
yukcream
59
0
O~ I got it THX
 
  • #9
marlon
3,777
11
yukcream said:
What sorts of maths are needed to start learning quantum mechaninc?

You'll need everything, except your intuition. :wink:

marlon
 

Suggested for: What's needed in learning QM?

  • Last Post
Replies
19
Views
577
  • Last Post
2
Replies
40
Views
2K
Replies
19
Views
522
Replies
124
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
19
Views
731
  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
663
Replies
13
Views
570
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
360
Replies
29
Views
722
Top