Physics textbook errata  Kittel
Errors in Physics Textbooks  a listing of known physics textbook errata.
However, I don't have the time to check out all physics
textbooks myself. If you are aware of errors that I have not included from
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Errata for Solid State Physics  Seventh Edition
by Kittel

My only errata for this book comes from a letter from Eric Roberts, who used the book
as a student at Sam Houston State University. He composed a summary of errors that showed
up in his class and sent them to Dr. Kittel. You can download the wordperfect file for
the letter here. It should be noted that Dr. Kittel sent a
prompt and courteous reply indicating that he was informing the publishers of the errors
for correction in the next printing. He responds to the question about the boundary
value problem on page 187 with "The fourth, the boundary condition problem,
refers to a periodic boundary condition imposed on the whole ring, and I believe is OK
as set."
In chapter 2 on page 49, the summary should contain the correction:
and not:
On page 122 in equation 25, the final set of parenthesis in the integral for U should be:
in which both the numerator and the denominator have
There are roundoff problems with problem 2 on page 92, giving an answer of 0.956. Eric's
class obtained:
