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comment Question on notation in Shankar's Quantum Mechanics - math intro on vector spaces
Peter, Thanks very much for the information. This is near the beginning of his book, so I'm pretty sure it's just a convenient bit of notation. But I was concerned that I was missing something. I'll go over it again this evening after having read everyone's helpful comments. Thanks again.
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David - thank you. It does seem to be the same thing, only a little more complicated. Since I'm just beginning reading this it's helpful to be able trust the notation. I'm sure that once I'm more familiar with it shortcuts (or even sloppiness) in notation will be easier to get through.
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Thanks Arnold. I don't have the book with me at the moment so I can't look it up, but I think I remember that the next expression was $a⟨V|W⟩+b⟨V|Z⟩$. Based on your answer and what it looks like he's developed I'm guessing it's a shortcut. I'll check the book this evening. Thanks again.
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Peter - Thank you so much!
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