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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:

z− z 
2

“Recalling that zz * = Re ( z ) + Im ( z ) ≥ Im ( z ) = 
2 2 2

 2i 

Should be:

2
 z − z* 
zz = Re ( z ) + Im ( z ) ≥ Im ( z )
2 2 2
*
= 
 2i 

Page 194 Solution to Example 7.6


[ A, B ] ∑ bn nBb −1
n =0

Should be:


[ A, B] ∑ bn nB n −1

n= 0

Page 196:

“we obtain the representation of | Ψ in the”

Should be:

“we obtain the representation of Ψ in the”

Page 199:
a 2 ∞ 2 2 − ax 2 a 2 ∞ − ax 2
h ∫ a x e dx −
π ∫−∞
=− h ae dx
π −∞

a 2  2 Γ (1 / 2)  a 2 π 
=− h a − h a
π 2a3 / 2 

π  a 
  

a 2 π
=− h − h2 a
π 2a 3/2

h 2a h 2a
=− − h 2a =
2 2

Should be:

a 2 ∞ 2 2 − ax 2 a 2 ∞ − ax2
h ∫ a x e dx +
π ∫−∞
=− h ae dx
π −∞

a 2  2 Γ (1 / 2)  a 2 π 
=− h a 3/2 
+ h a 
π  2a  π  a 

a 2 π
=− h + h2 a
π 2a 3/2

h 2a h 2a
=− +h a=
2

2 2

Page 200:

df
= iλ dϕ ⇒ ln = iλϕ + C
f

Should read:

df
= iλ dϕ ⇒ ln f = i λϕ + C
f
Quantum Mechanics Demystified
Chapter 8 Corrections
Page 207:
 0 X 0 0 X 1   01 0 0   1 0
X = = =
 1X 0 1 X 1   11 1 0   0 1 

Should be:

 0 X 0 0 X 1   01 0 0   0 1
X = = =
 1X 0 1 X 1   11 1 0   1 0 

Page 210 solution to Example 8.3:

h h
λ −λ
2 Should be det 2
det
h h
λ −λ
2 2

Page 213:
“where the Φ1 constitutes an orthonormal basis”

Should read:
“where the Φ i constitutes an orthonormal basis”

Page 216:
 9  1  1   49  63 21
H = E   + 2E   + 3E   + 4E   = E= E
 60   60   60   60  60 20

Should read:

 9  1  1   49  210 7
H = E   + 2E   + 3E   + 4E   = E= E
 60   60   60   60  60 2

“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:

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

Page 252:

mω  ip  1 mω  i2 p  2
=  mω  = i p should be =  mω  = i p
2h   2hmω 2h   2hmω

Page 253:

hω  1
H= 1 + 2a† a  = hω  a †a + 
4  2

Should be:

hω hω  † 1
H= 1 + 2a †a  = a a + 
4 2  2