So I'm 14 years old. I don't know if anyone would agree with what I'm doing but I'm really interested in learning quantum mechanics. The school I go to doesn't really have any sort of programs to help me learn things like this. Anyone have recommendations for books to start of from a base? I already have an understanding of basic physics and some other things about quantum physics. Is there anyone who can give me a book to start off with or anything like the mathematics to start? I plan on starting trig soon with a tutor so I can get closer to learning caucus earlier. So if anyone has any suggestions on what books to start with or where to start please tell me. Also if I do learn quantum mechanics can i apply that to be an astronaut?


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    $\begingroup$ Astronauts do no need any quantum mechanics. Before learning quantum mechanics, it's important to first fully master calculus, and also learn a lot about linear algebra. After that, you can start thinking about quantum physics---though, again, it will not be of any practical use for someone who wants to be an astronaut! $\endgroup$ – Danu Jan 9 '16 at 0:34
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    $\begingroup$ Astronaut or astronomer? Because an astronomer should know quantum mechanics while an astronaut probably doesn't need to know it. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Jan 9 '16 at 1:01
  • $\begingroup$ @max Unfortunately, this website is not an ideal place to ask such a question. If you are truly excited with QM (or physics in general) then I'd humbly recommend finishing calculus (say Thomas/Finney) and Mary L. Boas both. Then move on to any graduate level physics book (Feynman's lectures or Resnick-Halliday). Focus more on problem solving than on theory. Then your problem reduces to this one. Good luck! $\endgroup$ – Apoorv Khurasia Jan 10 '16 at 4:56