Update: The Road to Quantum Mechanics is Coming Back

Joseph Mellor
10 min readMar 11, 2023

New article in the series just came out and you should expect at least one more by the end of the month.

It’s strange how clear things look in hindsight. I knew that you should take a break is better when you’re feeling burnt out and I had even said it before when describing how I get things done, but I didn’t. While banging your head against a wall until it breaks has often worked for me, sometimes it’s better to take a step back for a while. I’ve taken a step back and now I’m feeling great.

The Road to Quantum Mechanics

During my break, I’ve been experimenting with making videos (I haven’t published any new ones yet.) and turning the series into a book. While I am happy for the series for what it is (me explaining something I’m learning or have learned that will show up in Quantum Mechanics), there are some glaring issues that I hope to correct in the book version. I’ll wait until I’ve caught up to where we are now in the series before going public with the book, so it’s actually worth reading. Once I reach that point, I’ll probably offer the chapters I’ve currently written as a reward to supporters on my ko-fi.

Anyway, the point is that I’ve taken my break and I’m back in business. The two articles that I’ve been stuck on for at least a month are no longer a problem. I’ve just published the first one, which covers the exterior derivative, and I’m working on the second one. I’m on the final step where I add the math and images to the article, so it should be out soon.

The Finite Field Series

After I get 100% finished with the Differential Forms articles, I’m going to finish an article or two in the Finite Field series. I only have a few more articles to go, so it shouldn’t be too long before that’s finished.

The Python Series

Just a few days ago, I published the last article I had already written for the python series. In case you hadn’t seen them, here are the links to all of them.

  1. Getting Started with Python in 2023 will get you set up so you can do modern python programming. It’s a bit long because I have to cover three different operating systems, but you can skip over huge sections…

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Joseph Mellor

BS in Physics, Math, and CS with a minor in High-Performance Computing. You can find all my articles at https://josephmellor.xyz/articles/.