My incomplete physics book "Operator Guide to the Standard Model" has an introduction to spin-1/2 that makes spin-1/2 operator product calculations a lot neater than is usually taught in physics grad school (i.e. one uses pure density matrices and computes quantum or Berry-Pancharatnam phases). Now it's picked up a citation in a University of Edinburgh (Scotland) PhD thesis on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. See citation #23 on page 17:
The Analysis & Automatic Classification of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Signals
Catherine A. Ojo
http://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/bitstream/1 ... jo2010.pdf
It had an earlier citation by a friend / collaborator:
Arithmetic, mutually unbiased bases and complementary observables
J. Math. Phys. 51, 023507 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3271045 (12 pages)
http://jmp.aip.org/resource/1/jmapaq/v5 ... horized=no
Since this book wasn't peer reviewed or published (though it's available on Lulu no one ever purchases it because you can get the contents for free), I hadn't mentioned it in my C.V., but clearly it should go in there. I haven't added anything to this book in several years, figuring I'd have to publish the various results included in it before anyone would be interested in the book. Now I'm thinking I should update it.
- Imagine you are sipping tea or coffee while discussing various issues with a broad and diverse network of students, colleagues, and friends brought together by the common bond of physics, graduate school, and the physics GRE.
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