I've searched the board and several threads were found, but they all were very old and closed. I'm interested in learning and understanding quantum mechanics, after that possibly also QFT. I have Calculus I and Linear Algebra I background (studying economics). I won't get into more advanced math at college until I start my masters in financial mathematics (and even then the math will probably be different). So, self learning will be the way. I've found 2 Quantum Mechanics books:
- Griffiths Introduction
- Landau and Lifshitz
Math in both books was beyond me as I have no knowledge in Diff. Equations, vector calculus, etc. So, I've picked M. Boas book "Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences" and started to work with it.
The question is, should I wait with reading QM books until I finish Boas? If I finish Boas, will I have enough Math. proficiency to understand QM and QFT? If no, what else will I need and what books are recommended. Is there any physics I should understand before reading QM and QFT stuff? I have some knowledge of Newtonian mechanics, but in its easier form (not analytical mechanics).
Would be grateful for any advice.