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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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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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Clifton, Rob
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 15:10
Item ID: 390
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/390

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