From The Bestselling Author Of The Theoretical Minimum, A DIY Introduction To The Math And Science Of Quantum PhysicsFirst He Taught You Classical Mechanics Now, Physicist Leonard Susskind Has Teamed Up With Data Engineer Art Friedman To Present The Theory And Associated Mathematics Of The Strange World Of Quantum Mechanics.In This Follow Up To The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind And Friedman Provide A Lively Introduction To This Famously Difficult Field, Which Attempts To Understand The Behavior Of Sub Atomic Objects Through Mathematical Abstractions Unlike Other Popularizations That Shy Away From Quantum Mechanics Weirdness, Quantum Mechanics Embraces The Utter Strangeness Of Quantum Logic The Authors Offer Crystal Clear Explanations Of The Principles Of Quantum States, Uncertainty And Time Dependence, Entanglement, And Particle And Wave States, Among Other Topics, And Each Chapter Includes Exercises To Ensure Mastery Of Each Area Like The Theoretical Minimum, This Volume Runs Parallel To Susskind S Eponymous Stanford University Hosted Continuing Education Course.An Approachable Yet Rigorous Introduction To A Famously Difficult Topic, Quantum Mechanics Provides A Tool Kit For Amateur Scientists To Learn Physics At Their Own Pace.

I ve finished volume one and now I m dying to find out what happens next Talk about a cliffhanger ending __________________________________I must confess that I didn t enjoy the second volume quite as much as the first, but that mainly shows how high the bar was this is still the best introduction to quantum mechanics I have ever seen, and if you have some mathematical background linear algebra, calculus I can t recommend it too highly It requires some effort to read, but it s definitely wo I ve finished volume one and now I m dying to find out what happens next Talk about a cliffhanger ending __________________________________I must confess that I didn t enjoy the second volume quite as much as the first, but that mainly shows how high the bar was this is still the best introduction to quantum mechanics I have ever seen, and if you have some mathematical background linear algebra, calculus I can t recommend it too highly It requires some effort to read, but it s definitely worth it.The overall plan is extremely well thought out Most books on quantum mechanics start off by introducing the quantum versions of position and momentum, so that they can get to Heisenberg s Uncertainty Principle as quickly as possible After reading Susskind and Friedman, I ...

This is a really nice introductory book on Quantum Mechanics Quantum Mechanics done for real, with some decent detail and good mathematical treatment of some of its most important aspects.As a list of prerequisites for fully enjoying this book, I would recommend the following read volume 1 on Classical Mechanics which is simply fantastic on its own basic knowledge of linear algebra, calculus and complex vector Hilbert spacesThe author is great at explaining potentially tricky and compl This is a really nice introductory book on Quantum Mechanics Quantum Mechanics done for real, with some decent detail and good mathematical treatment of some of its most important aspects.As a list of prerequisites for fully enjoying this book, I would recommend the following read volume 1 on Classical Mechanics which is simply fantastic on its own basic knowledge of linear algebra, calculus and complex vector Hilbert spacesThe author is great at explaining potentially tricky and complex concepts in a simple, concise, lucid, easily understandable way the book is also supported by a very good choice of accompanying exercises, and there are also the famous accompanying online lectures The Theoretical Minimum , which are a real pleasure to follow But make no mistake Quantum Mechanics is necessarily deeply mathematical and counter intuitive which is part of its beauty , so do not consider this some light bedtime or beach reading, as it does require attention and focus.I really l...

We could, of course, use any notation we want do not laugh at notations invent them, they are powerful In fact, mathematics is, to a large extent, invention of better notations. Richard FeynmanI m a bit sad to be finally putting this book down Now, I can no longer tell friends and coworkers that I m reading a book about the mathematics of quantum mechanics Oh well.I ve already written a fairly detailed review of the first volume which can be found here and since this volume is very sim We could, of course, use any notation we want do not laugh at notations invent them, they are powerful In fact, mathematics is, to a large extent, invention of better notations. Richard FeynmanI m a bit sad to be finally putting this book down Now, I can no longer tell friends and coworkers that I m reading a book about the mathematics ...

I read this book in July of 2014 but be rest assured this is not light summer reading This book is muchthan a popularization of Quantum mechanics it gets you into the nuts and bolts of the mathematical equations It is very difficult reading but the author does make herculean attempts to bring the material down to earth for us mortals This is book I am afraid one will have to read several times to digest However if one wants to know the mathematics behind the apparent madness of QM I ca I read this book in July of 2014 but be rest assured this is not light summer reading This book is muchthan a popularization of Quantum mechanics it gets you into the nuts and bolts of the mathematical equations It is very difficult reading but the author does make herculean attempts to bring the material down to earth for us mortals This is book I am afraid one will have to read several time...

Great introduction to the subject giving a very insightful depth to linear algebra Unlike most books for quantum mechanics this book requires that you have some fundamental knowledge This brings me to my first issue For some reason it is expected of you to have read the earlier book published about classical mechanics, although my training in this has come from other means fortunately people buying this book separate from the other theoretical minimum series without training in classical dyn Great introduction to the subject giving a very insightful depth to linear algebra Unlike most books for quantum mechanics this book requires that you have some fundamental knowledge This brings me to my first issue For some reason it is expected of you to have read the earlier book published about classical mechanics, although my training in this has come from other means fortunately people buying this book separate from the other theoretical minimum series without training in classical dynamics will be out of the loop Though he is not heavily reliant on the first volume the references to it make it feel like a cash grab rather than a means of educating One of pleasantries about this book is that it covers the mathematics of entanglement with sincerity and without being patronising The author is aware that this is most probably your first time tackling such concepts at least numerically and treats the phrasing and layout with care as to minimize the confusion caused by the complexity ...

Susskind s Theoretical Minimum series might not be everybody s cup of tea, but I m really beginning to love this style waythan the video lectures, I should add.It s not your usual popular science with so much hand waving and analogies it almost feels like patronising, but it s not the usual cold and formal textbook style either.Susskind manages to explain all the core ideas of the theory in a beautiful and coherent way Some details must, of course, be omitted, but there s no BS and swe Susskind s Theoretical Minimum series might not be everybody s cup of tea, but I m really beginning to love this style waythan the video lectures, I should add.It s not your usual popular science with so much hand waving and analogies it almost f...

Spooky Action at a Distance by George MusserandQuantum Mechanics the Theoretical Minimum by Leonard Susskind and Art Friedmanreview by Galen WeitkampPerhaps it s unfair to compare these two works given the differences in the intent of their authors George Musser is fascinated by what some identify as the nonlocal nature of the measurement process in quantum theory It seems to this reader that his intent is not only to inform but to convince the reader of its reality and the consequences that Spooky Action at a Distance by George MusserandQuantum Mechanics the Th...

I am putting this book on hold for now I started reading it during a long voyage and it was very interesting and invigorating, like a good workout for the brain But as soon as I got back to work, I lost the stamina necessary to keep up with the book It is hard The math is real and you have to learn a whole new vocabulary to follow the explanations.But even if I read only a half of this, I got what I wanted originally My big question to quantum mechanics was something like Don t they s...

The motivation for this book is to explain the fundamental ideas of quantum mechanics QM in such a way that readers with very little mathematical knowledge some calculus, vectors in 3 space are able to understand it In this, the book is mostly successful.As someone with a broader mathematical background who learned some QM before, I was mostly interested in the pedagogical angle the book would take Most physics books introduce QM from a historical point of view, reviewing the problems lead The motivation for this book is to explain the fundamental ideas of quantum mechanics QM in such a way that readers with very little mathematical knowledge some calculus, vectors in 3 space are able to understand it In this, the book is mostly successful.As someone with a broader mathematical background who learned some QM before, I was mostly interested in the pedagogical angle the book would take Most physics books introduce QM from a historical point of view, reviewing the problems leading up to QM, the first thought experiments and develop the wave particle duality None of this here QM is introduced in an axiomatic way, and the first and for a large part only example is the simplest possible, a two spin system While discussing this example in great detail, but unfortunately many students have trouble learning something that is not motivated for them In these cases, the lack of motivati...

An excellent continuation of The Theoretical Minimum, which is a prerequisite to reading this book.I say here that I ve read this book, but so far I ve only skimmed to get the lay of the land Because this is not a bullshit popularized treatment...