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Integration by parts of derivative of expectation value problem

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Homework Statement


I don't know how the writer of the book took integral of the first statement and got the second statement? Can anybody clarify on this?
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Homework Equations


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The Attempt at a Solution


When I took the integral I just ended up with the exact same statement but without the negative sign behind the (ihbar/2m)
 

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tiny-tim
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Welcome to PF!

Hi Normalization! Welcome to PF! :smile:
When I took the integral I just ended up with the exact same statement but without the negative sign …
But that negative sign is always there in integration by parts. :confused:

(see the last equation in your photo)
 
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Oh w8 (facepalm) they haven't actually integrated yet? Wow... I feel so stupid right now. I thought they already integrated both products inside the brackets in which case -[itex]\int[/itex][itex]\frac{\partial\Psi^*}{\partial\ x}[/itex][itex]\Psi[/itex]dx-[itex]\int[/itex][itex]\frac{\partial\Psi}{\partial\ x}[/itex]×-[itex]\Psi^*[/itex]dx Which would be the exact same thing. Alright thanks I guess...
 
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I'm not convinced you've got this. :confused:

They have integrated that big bracket, and so they also differentiate the x (to get 1) …

the […] term is 0 (so they haven't written it), and that only leaves the ∫ term, which always has a minus in front of it. :smile:
 
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I'm not convinced you've got this. :confused:

They have integrated that big bracket, and so they also differentiate the x (to get 1) …

the […] term is 0 (so they haven't written it), and that only leaves the ∫ term, which always has a minus in front of it. :smile:
Yes,yes,yes I know but I thought they had already taken the integral of -int(df/dx g dx)
 
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Which by nature should be equal to the left side of the equation. So it's fine I was just being daft
 

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