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Wanted: complete errata sheet for quantum mechanics demystified

  1. Jun 20, 2009 #1
    yo.

    today I got "quantum mechanics demystified", and I heard it has a lot of typos. Can you list them all for me (in tex if possible)?
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2009 #2

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  4. Jun 20, 2009 #3
    the author's errata sheet doens't list all the typos.

    can someone please find ALL of them?
     
  5. Jun 20, 2009 #4

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    working on it captain
     
  6. Jun 21, 2009 #5
    Is that a good book? Just wondering, might buy it.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2009 #6
    it has so many ****in mistakes. sumtimes whole pages are replete w/ typos.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2009 #7
    The book has much deeper problems than the typos. Even his definition of a group is wrong.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2009 #8

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    I would not recommend this book.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2009 #9
    Doc, I was just wondering..whats your opinion of the QFT demystified book?
     
  11. Jun 22, 2009 #10

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    Sadly, what little QFT knowledge I once had has atrophied long ago, so I cannot give an informed opinion. :frown: But I did give that book a look, and own several of his others (including the quantum and relativity ones); I do not care for any of them. (Which is not to say that some good stuff cannot be gleaned from them, numerous mistakes notwithstanding, if you know where to look. Nonetheless, I'd give them a pass.)
     
  12. Jun 22, 2009 #11

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    We have some old threads about that particular book.

    MY opinion is that it COULD be good if there were less typos and better organized, e.g. sometimes he just repeats the definition of things on the very next page, and refer reader to wrong chapters.

    It contains some good stuff although, but I one has to know the stuff before I guess, otherwise one will not get far with all the typos etc.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2009 #12
    From reading the Amazon reviews, it's not just the density of typos that's the problem with the QFT book, it's that he makes many flat out wrong statements about the physics.

    On a subject I'm more familiar with, I can't imagine anyone being "demystified" by his relativity book. It's just an info dump.

    As for a good, cheap QM book, maybe the book by Park that has been reprinted by Dover.
     
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  14. Jun 23, 2009 #13
    [quote="jimmysnyder]The book has much deeper problems than the typos. Even his definition of a group is wrong. [/quote]
    Where does he give the definition of the group? What is the correct definition? I wanted all the errors, not just the typoes.

    No wonder everyone hates demystified books. I have a lot of them because they sell them at Barnes &Noble.

    What are you guys' opinions on the string theory demystified book?
     
  15. Jun 23, 2009 #14

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    Page 50

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_(mathematics)#Definition

    Have not studying it, A First Course in String Theory is the best intro text
     
  16. Sep 7, 2011 #15
    guys guys guys. i bought the book with enthusiasm to begin to understand the mechanics of the quantum world. i have to say that for and outsider (i am a computer engineer with no quantum related physics background) the book is rather good. it is giving different examples. if you are a physicst or in a more related area the book might be too simple for you. but i liked it. the only bad thing about the book is the famous errors. for a self study man like me, it is crucial to know if i did it wrong or right and i cant be sure of that for this book.. other than that i like this kind of books ...
     
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