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  1. Dec 30, 2017 #21

    samalkhaiat

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    Hahaha, I hope it will be finished before I die.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2017 #22

    Demystifier

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    Well, some of the best books, such as Sakurai's QM, were finished after the author's death. :biggrin:
     
  3. Jan 1, 2018 #23

    vanhees71

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    ...and some of the best textbook weren't even written by their authors (the famous 10-volume theoretical-physics series by Landau are an example, being written by Lifshitz et al using of course Landau's ideas).
     
  4. Jan 1, 2018 #24

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    Or, as it is sometimes so eloquently expressed: ”Not a word by Landau, not a thought by Lifshitz.”
     
  5. Jan 2, 2018 #25

    Demystifier

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    I think the same is true for Feynman Lectures on Gravity.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2018 #26

    samalkhaiat

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    The poor man passed away before his 50th birthday. I hope I will not have similar destiny :smile:. And, I am not sure if he would approve "all of" the current version of "his book" on QM.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2018 #27

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    Well, the additions by Napolitano, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't. I can't imaging that Sakurai would approve a chapter about old-fashioned 1st-quantization relativistic QM, which only adds to the confusion! I'm glad to have the "revised edition" edited by Tuan.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2018 #28

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    Is there anyone who doesn't want to live forever?

    So many books, papers to read and write. :-)

    Edit: and of course correcting others mistakes... that's heaven!
     
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