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Error sheet for chapters 7,8, & 9 of Quantum Mechanics Demystified
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# Quantum Mechanics Demystified

Chapter 7 Corrections

Page 183

“We can use these results to write teh matrix representation of A”

Should be

“We can use these results to write the matrix representation of A”

Page 187:

“Recalling that
( ) ( ) ( )
2
2 2 2
*
Re Im Im
2
z z
zz z z z
i

| `
· + ≥ ·

. ,

Should be:

( ) ( ) ( )
2
*
2 2 2
*
Re Im Im
2
z z
zz z z z
i
| ` −
· + ≥ ·

. ,

Page 194 Solution to Example 7.6

[ ]
1
0
,
b
n
n
A B b nB

·

Should be:

[ ]
1
0
,
n
n
n
A B b nB

·

Page 196:

“we obtain the representation of | Ψ in the”

Should be:

“we obtain the representation of Ψ in the”

Page 199:
( )
2 2
2 2 2 2
2 2 2
3/ 2
2 2
3/ 2
2 2
2
1/ 2
2
2
2 2
ax ax
a a
a x e dx ae dx
a a
a a
a a
a
a
a
a a
a
π π
π
π π
π
π
∞ ∞
− −
−∞ −∞
· − −
| ` | ` Γ
· − −

. , . ,
· − −
· − − ·
∫ ∫
h h
h h
h h
h h
h

Should be:

( )
2 2
2 2 2 2
2 2 2
3/ 2
2 2
3/ 2
2 2
2
1/ 2
2
2
2 2
ax ax
a a
a x e dx ae dx
a a
a a
a a
a
a
a
a a
a
π π
π
π π
π
π
∞ ∞
− −
−∞ −∞
· − +
| ` | ` Γ
· − +

. , . ,
· − +
· − + ·
∫ ∫
h h
h h
h h
h h
h

Page 200:

ln
df
i d i C
f
λ ϕ λϕ · ⇒ · +

ln
df
i d f i C
f
λ ϕ λϕ · ⇒ · +

Quantum Mechanics Demystified
Chapter 8 Corrections

Page 207:
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
X X
X
X X
| ` | `
| `
· · ·

. ,
. , . ,

Should be:

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
X X
X
X X
| ` | `
| `
· · ·

. ,
. , . ,

Page 210 solution to Example 8.3:

2
det
2
λ
λ
h
h
Should be
2
det
2
λ
λ

h
h

Page 213:
“where the
1
Φ constitutes an orthonormal basis”

“where the
i
Φ constitutes an orthonormal basis”

Page 216:
9 1 1 49 63 21
2 3 4
60 60 60 60 60 20
H E E E E E E
| ` | ` | ` | `
· + + + · ·

. , . , . , . ,

9 1 1 49 210 7
2 3 4
60 60 60 60 60 2
H E E E E E E
| ` | ` | ` | `
· + + + · ·

. , . , . , . ,

“Where each of those eigenvectors corresponds to the same eigenvector” should read
“Where each of those eigenvectors corresponds to the same eigenvalue”

Quantum Mechanics Demystified
Chapter 9 Corrections

Page 246:

4 2
16 48 12 u u − − should be
4 2
16 48 12 u u − +

Page 252:

1
2 2
m ip
i p
m m
ω
ω ω
| `
· ·

. ,
h h
should be
2 2
2 2
m i p
i p
m m
ω
ω ω
| `
· ·

. ,
h h

Page 253:

† †
1
1 2
4 2
H a a a a
ω
ω
| `
] · + · +

]
. ,
h
h

Should be:

† †
1
1 2
4 2 2
H a a a a
ω ω
| `
] · + · +

]
. ,
h h

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