Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

Leonard Susskind, Art Friedman.

Why I looked at this book

Most popular science books, however well written, don't try to be an introduction to studying the subject. In the physical sciences too much of a mathematical background is required. Can one book really be an effective start to study without getting the reader bogged down in a lot of mathematical detail? If so then I'm very interested in the teaching methods it uses.

First impressions

This book is a sequel to 'The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics', and I wondered if I'd need to read that first, but I doesn't seem so, so I'll carry on with this one. Another thing I wondered was how much mathematics is used in the book, as this is likely to be a stumbling block for many who want to learn the subject. So far I've seen cosines and dot-products, which should be understood by most of the target readership, but I would like to have seen a more definite statement somewhere of what the mathematical prerequisites are. But it's looking hopeful, so I'll carry on reading and see where it goes.
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