cato88 wrote:Am I the only person who doesnt know theres a LL book for quantum?
Griffiths QM isn't that great,
Kaiser_Sose wrote:Griffiths QM isn't that great,
Oh ? I was under the impression it was a standard-type text. I know my University has used it as long as I've been here.
So the consensus is generally that linear is important and what you pick out of vector calc and mechanics is insufficient for use in linear algebra? Guess I'll put it on the agenda then. Though I wonder at how intense a workload QM, E&M, and a linear combination of (c1)Linear Algebra + (c2)Complex Analysis would be if c1, c2 are an element of R >= 0 ?
Sorry, its late.
nathan12343 wrote:Landau & Lifschitz? My condolensces to the undergrads who have to use that book. That's like learning junior level E&M from Jackson.
cato88 wrote:nathan12343 wrote:Landau & Lifschitz? My condolensces to the undergrads who have to use that book. That's like learning junior level E&M from Jackson.
Thats a graduate-level textbook I would like to see if anyone can find a syllabus of an undergrad class using that textbook. Sakurai is also a grad book. Why are any of those books being brought up when the OP was asking if he even should take linear algebra?
Thats like a linear algebra student contemplating relativity and suggesting he start with the Thorne,Wheeler book.
thisiswhoiam wrote:We used both of them for parts of several of my undergrad QM courses. I also think most students of relativity do start wtih Wheeler et al's Gravitation, as the begining of it is very introductory and it takes 100s of pages before it actually gets into non introductionary stuff, but maybe thats just from my undergrad background.
Kaiser_Sose wrote:For those interested in an update:
I talked it over with my adviser/boss and I discovered that my department will be teaching a "Math Methods" course for the first time in some years this summer. Well the times conflicted with linear algebra, and my adviser's advice was to take the math methods course since he said they would be covering the useful material from linear algebra among a great many other things. He has previously taught the class you see.
So I believe I will take the math methods course this summer on his prompting. He may also be the professor so that would also be cool.
I am still slightly debating taking Complex or retaking differential equations. As of now Complex is on my course request for the fall. I have reservations about the DEQ prof, but he's known evil. The Complex prof is supposed to be very good but I've never had him of course and I know some other people who are going to be taking the class who are friends but are curve ruiners.
KS
Return to “Prospective Physics Graduate Student Topics”
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests