I’ve been putting this off for far too long, but from now on, no retreat, no surrender: I am starting a self-study course on theoretical minimum to quantum mechanics. Yes, I am vain this way. I want to be able to give ‘a look’ next time someone asks me: “Are you a rocket scientist, or something?” And I want to write good fiction. Not just a sequence of events set in some futuristic world, but challenging, intelligent, and interesting fiction that inspires and expands horizons.
For several years I’ve been fascinated with this fringe science and have read many mainstream popular books that summarize the field, but avoid the nitty-gritty details of how these conclusions were achieved. I want to know more. So I put together a course for myself that is based on this PDF – “Quantum Mechanics and Theoretical Minimum. Remarks, Questions and Exercises”. The 50-page pdf is based on the seminal works of Dirac, Feynman and Susskind. I purchased these texts on kindle and printed out the pdf. So excited. Today is the first day of the rest of my life where I know quantum mechanics!