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Introductory Notes on the Mathematics Needed for Quantum Theory

Clifton, Rob (1996) Introductory Notes on the Mathematics Needed for Quantum Theory. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    These are notes designed to bring the beginning student of the philosophy of quantum mechanics 'up to scratch' on the mathematical background needed to understand elementary finite-dimensional quantum theory. There are just three chapters: Ch. 1 'Vector Spaces'; Ch. 2 'Inner Product Spaces'; and Ch. 3 'Operators on Finite-Dimensional Complex Inner Product Spaces'. The notes are entirely self-contained and presuppose knowledge of only high school level algebra.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: quantum theory, vector spaces, inner product
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Depositing User: Rob Clifton
    Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 390
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/390

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