# Making the jump from quantum mechanics to quantum theory

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I've been trying to make the move from understanding quantum mechanics to understanding quantum theory but have found it to be a huge leap. Much of the mathematics I have never touched on before so I was wondering if there is any material that would help with the transition?

asked Dec 24, 2014 in Chat
edited Mar 27, 2015
Hi Aaron, could you say a bit more about the difference between "quantum mechanics" and "quantum theory"? In my way of thinking the two terms are used rather as synonmyms, apply the same mathematical formalism etc, so I dont understand what you mean ...?

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