I am an electronics and communication engineer, specializing in signal processing. I have some touch with the mathematics concerning communication systems and also with signal processing. I want to utilize this knowledge to study and understand Quantum Mechanics from the perspective of an engineer. I am not interested in reading about the historical development of QM and i am also not interested in the particle formalism. I know things have started from the wave-particle duality but my current interests are not study QM from that angle. What I am interested is to start studying a treatment of QM from very abstract notions such as, 'what is an observable ? (without referring to any particular physical system)' and 'what is meant by incompatibility observables ?' and then go on with what is a state vector and its mathematical properties. I am okay to deal with the mathematics and abstract notions but I some how do not like the notion of a particle, velocity and momentum and such physical things as they directly contradict my intuition which is based on classical mechanics ( basic stuff and not the mathematical treatment involving phase space as i am not much aware of it).
I request you to give some suggestions on advantages and pitfalls in venturing into such a thing. I also request you to provide me good reference books or text books which give such a treatment of QM without assuming any previous knowledge of QM.