Quick pedagogical question.

If one were to have a substantial mathematics background prior to taking a undergraduate physics course in quantum mechanics, (say Grad. Real Analysis, Algebra, Differential Geometry, Topology, Functional Anaylsis, PDE, & Complex Analysis), would one want to start with the basics of quantum mechanics in a book like Quantum Mechanics - McIntyre , or use a book like Landau & Lifshitz, Sakurai, or Dirac?

I would like to stay with the basics, but I am wondering if the math would make it easier to learn rigorously the first-time around.

Thanks in advance!


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  • $\begingroup$ Yo springer.com/us/book/9781461471158 $\endgroup$ – Slereah Dec 10 '18 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ What are your goals? Do you want to learn how to use quantum mechanics to describe the world, or do you want to learn the distantly related, pretty mathematics that mathematicians call "quantum mechanics"? $\endgroup$ – knzhou Dec 10 '18 at 10:05
  • $\begingroup$ Honestly both types. $\endgroup$ – coreyman317 Dec 10 '18 at 10:15
  • $\begingroup$ You should consider picking up Leon Takhtajan's Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Dec 10 '18 at 14:23