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Learning physics

I have been having a lot of trouble getting into a school to get a physics degree because i'm in that zone where I make to much for financial aid but I don't make enough to be able to pay for school. I am looking for a place that will help me learn the math required to fully understand the science of quantum physics. I surf Youtube and the internet but as yet have not found anything that seems to operate at the same frequency as my learning capacity.

So i guess i'm looking an explanation of the different symbols and how they relate to each other within an equation. If that makes any sense =p

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  • Oct 8 2012: This is a good book to learn the basics: http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Quantum-Mechanics-David-Griffiths/dp/0131244051 but you need calculus, linear algebra and basic knowledge of mechanical (Newtonian) physics as well as wave physics (basically stuff you should know at the end of your freshman year).
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      Oct 8 2012: Thank you very much, can you suggest what would be best for learning what you described I should already know?
      • Oct 8 2012: http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Scientists-Engineers-PhysicsNOW-InfoTrac/dp/0534408427 this plus introductory books on calculus and linear algebra should contain everything. However, I strongly advise you to at least find a tutor who is knowledgeable in physics because unless you are a genius you will run into problems because books alone will only get you so far.
      • Oct 9 2012: You should start with the simple stuff first:
        Classic Physics, Newton's forces. That should keep you busy for a while and get you used to the simple algebra needed to understand these forces.

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