In this book we have introduced quantum physics from a conceptual viewpoint. Despite a few equations mixed in here and there, we have presented the fundamentals without relying on the underlying mathematics. By its very nature, though, quantum physics is intensively mathematical. A complete understanding therefore requires familiarity with some of the underlying math.
In case you’re interested in peeking behind the curtain, we present in this appendix some of the mathematical formulas most important to quantum physics. These have been discussed and even graphed throughout the book, but the formulas themselves were usually not provided. We will present them here in their full beauty.
Before getting into that, ...