Some topics that are of great importance
to the study of quantum physics are often not included in the
quantum mechanics or modern physics texts used in the classroom.
Rather than devote full lectures to these topics, we have written
handouts designed to help the students work through these topics.
(Note that grayed out
text indicates links that will be included on the final version
but are not included in the demonstration version of the CD.)
Following a brief overview of the algebra
of real numbers, students are introduced to complex variables.
This handout focuses on specific skills
in linear algebra that not all students have seen in their mathematics
Though it can simplify the linear algebra,
the Dirac notation is rarely encountered by students before this
course. This handout serves to introduce the mathematics to the