# Proof of Cauchy-Schwarty Inequality

1. Apr 22, 2015

### Peter Yu

Proof of Cauchy-Schwarty Inequality from the Book "Quantum Mechanics Demystified" Page 133.
I do not understand one key step! Most appreciated someone could help.

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2. Apr 22, 2015

### elitewarr

Hello Peter,

That step is kind of like taking the inner product of f with f. To put it into perspective, if we take an expression (a+b) squared, we would get a^2 + 2ab + b^2. Same concept here from what I see.

elite

3. Apr 22, 2015

### Peter Yu

Hi Elite,
Many thank! I still cannot understand.
Perhaps this can help:
If : | f > = |a > - < b | a> ( | b >)
Then: < f | = ??

4. Apr 22, 2015

### stevendaryl

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It looks like a typo. I think the author meant to write:
$|f\rangle = |\phi\rangle - \dfrac{\langle \psi|\phi\rangle}{\langle \psi|\psi \rangle} |\psi\rangle$

5. Apr 22, 2015

### Peter Yu

Hi Steven,
Thank you. You are smart! I think you are right!
By the way, how do you input your equation in the above message? I cannot input the equation using the key board.

6. Apr 22, 2015

### stevendaryl

Staff Emeritus
You have to write it using LaTex, which uses syntax like

\psi^*

for $\psi^*$

Alternatively, you can write most things using the symbols provided at the top of the edit window (click on Σ).

7. Apr 22, 2015

### Peter Yu

Hi Steven,
I do not know the Latex code.
Can you write a fraction (in your equation) by using the edit window bar? And how can use the X squared icon in the edit window bar?
Thanks