Here’s How You Can Teach Yourself Quantum Physics
What it takes to learn the most complicated scientific discipline
Quantum mechanics is absurd. The more you try to understand it, the more confusing it becomes. That usually happens when you do not know the right method to learn it, or you do not have the right resources. The fact is, the more you study it, the more absurd and hence the more exciting it becomes. Particles at the smallest scale do not behave in a conventional manner. Things happen in the quantum world which otherwise would sound stupid and impossible in the world of large-scale structures, and I believe, that is the most interesting part.
“In the world of the very small, where particle and wave aspects of reality are equally significant, things do not behave in any way that we can understand from our experience of the everyday world…all pictures are false, and there is no physical analogy we can make to understand what goes on inside atoms. Atoms behave like atoms, nothing else.”
― John Gribbin
There must be many people out there who do not come from a physics background but still want to learn this infamous topic. In this article, I shall share some amazing resources that are freely available on the internet, the resources you can get your hands on, and start grasping the concepts of this so-called complicated scientific discipline. I shall also share some tips as to how to study it, based on my own experiences. But first, let’s talk about the resources. Please be noted that I do not endorse or promote these websites or channels. They have been effective as reference resources and so I am recommending them. Also, studying quantum mechanics requires some foundational knowledge on the concepts of classical (Newtonian) physics, and certain mathematical concepts have to be clear like multivariable calculus, analytical geometry, vector analysis, etc.