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# RICHARD P. FEYNMAN'S DESKTOP QUANTUM MECHANICS TEXTS, SIGNED AND ANNOTATED BY HIM, 1951

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## Description

- SCHIFF, LEONARD. Quantum Mechanics. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc., 1949.

8vo. Publisher's cloth. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED "R.P. FEYNMAN / CALTECH" ON FLY-LEAF. AND: BOHM, DAVID. Quantum Theory. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1951. 8vo. Publisher's cloth. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED "R.P. FEYNMAN", AND WITH EQUATION IN HIS HAND TO FLY-LEAF.

## Catalogue Note

FEYNMAN'S DESK-TOP QUANTUM MECHANICS TEXTS, EVIDENTLY USED BY HIM TO TEACH WITH UPON ARRIVING AT CALTECH. Of the two books, it is clear the Feynman relied more heavily on Schiff's text — a detailed note at the end of the preface lays out a draft for a syllabus for a third year course on Physics using the book, beginning "

*with marking next to the chapters to be used. Text annotations include one correction to an equation, and markings next to various paragraphs such as "*__1st__Third year: all of Chapt. I to VIII, inclusive except Chap V and ..."*YES", "NO", "?", "**NOT YET*", "*OMIT*" clearly referring to topics to be taught in the course.