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Plate A and C  the graphics have been interchanged (early printings only)  2may08  Malcolm Levitt 
Plate A  the spin1/2 isotope of iron is ^{57}Fe, not ^{52}Fe  9may11  Olaf Dietrich 
Plate C  The isotope^{ 43}Ca is missing: Spin 7/2, stable isotope, isotopic abundance: 0.14 %  21feb13  Olaf Dietrich 
Plates A to C  Several unstable and radioactive isotopes are not indicated as such. Details here.  21feb13  Olaf Dietrich 
1  "cement" is mentioned twice  24aug08  Oleg Antzutkin 
7  It is stated several times that the "azimuthal quantum number" is a synonym for the "magnetic quantum number". This is not correct. The "azimuthal quantum number" is actually a synonym of the "angular momentum quantum number". "Azimuthal" should be replaced by "magnetic" in three places.  12nov15  Luther Wang 
8  Halfway down the page, the reference to note 2 should point to note 3.  2feb09  Steven Brown 
10  There are two references to note 4 which should point to note 5.  2feb09  Steven Brown 
11  The proton and neutron mass values in table 1.1 are both too large by a factor of 10. The powers of 10 should be 27, instead of 26. For accurate values, see for example pdg.lbl.gov  08june10  Jiri Bocan 
14  A reference to note 6 should point to note 7.  2feb09  Steven Brown 
16 and following  The term isotopomer should be replaced by isotopologue throughout the book. Isotopologue is the more general term, referring to any isotopic substitution of a nucleus in a molecule. Strictly speaking, isotopologues are only isotopomers if the overall numbers of all isotopes are the same. For example, ^{13}CH_{3}^{12}CH_{2}OH and ^{12}CH_{3}^{13}CH_{2}OH are isotopomers (and also isotopologues), while ^{13}CH_{3}^{12}CH_{2}OH and ^{12}CH_{3}^{12}CH_{2}OH are isotopologues (but not isotopomers).  27sep09  Michael Tayler 
35  In figure 2.22, the sign of the M_{x} component should be inverted  10dec12  Eddy Dib 
43  After Table 3.1, the text should state that the probability of a Si nucleus having mass number 28 is around 0.922.  07may12  Benjamin Walker 
44  After figure 3.10, "the proton peak.. mainly from isotopomers I and IV" should read "the proton peak.. mainly from isotopomer I".  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
49  The projection of the bottle in Fig.3.20 corresponds to a magnetic field gradient with a linear variation in field intensity from left to right, rather than top to bottom, as stated.  03feb14  Tim Rehm 
50  The projection of the ring in Fig.3.22 and 3.23 is inaccurate. An accurate calculation is given here.  28nov13  Tran Pham 
52  For all three figures 3.26, 3.27 and 3.28, the unit "Hz" has been omitted from the frequency scale.  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
53  The unit "Hz" has been omitted from the frequency scale of figure 3.29  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
58  The unit "Hz" has been omitted from the frequency scale of figure 3.36. The frequency symbol on the axis should be upper case Ω.  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
61  the exercise listed as 3.2 is actually a subtext to exercise 3.1. Exercise 3.3 is actually 3.2, and 3.4 is actually 3.3.  29july08  Pete Mustonen 
65  the word "distribution" has been mistyped  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
91  The gradient pulses should not overlap the signal detection in Figure 5.9. In addition, the Gaussian shape of the gradient pulses is unusual. Gradient pulses usually have a sinebell or rectangular shape.  06nov11  Ralph Adams 
99  Replace ω by Ω in the lefthand side of Equation 5.18.  25jul11  Danny Mitchell 
99  The caption to Figure 5.21 should read "An NMR spectrum with two components. This is the Fourier transform of the signal in Figure 5.15."  3nov08  David Bryce 
100  The caption to Figure 5.22 should read "An NMR spectrum with four components. This is the Fourier transform of the signal in Figure 5.16."  3nov08  David Bryce 
104  The line above Figure 5.30 should read "A fivepeak spectrum.."  3nov08  David Bryce 
107  The unit "kHz" has been omitted from both frequency scales of figure 5.34.  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
108  The third line from the end should refer to Equation 5.25, not Equation 5.35.  3nov08  David Bryce 
117  incorrect graphics for exercise 5.1. Pick up replacement graphics here.  28may08  Rishi Mukhopadhyay 
134  The line above Eq.6.25 states that a square matrix may always be written in the diagonalized form. This is incorrect. Some square matrices cannot be diagonalized.  25sep09  Rick Spencer 
141  Note #2 should be corrected to "An operator is 'small' if both its trace, and the largest difference between its eigenvalues, are much less than 1".  11nov13  Tran Pham 
146  In the last equation on the page, the term L^{2} is missing from the denominator.  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
175  In the line after Eq.8.7, the reference should be to Appendix A.7.  2feb09  Steven Brown 
184  "molecule" is misspelt in Figure 8.18.  20june08  Jeff Reimer 
195  The "flow of electrons" arrows point in the wrong direction. The arrows show the flow of positive current  the negatively charged electrons move in the opposite sense.  3june09  David Siminovitch 
200  In the caption to figure 9.5, the author should be T. Vosegaard.  2feb09  Steven Brown 
201  The terms R^{j}(Θ) and R^{j}(Θ)^{1} should be exchanged in Eq.9.8 and the following two equations.  15dec13 
Dan Gochberg/ Malcolm Levitt 
207  The electric quadrupole moments are provided in units of 10^{30} m^{2}, not 10^{28} m^{2} as stated.  03feb11  Olivier Lafon 
212  In the line after equation 9.32, the units of the gyromagnetic ratios are rad s^{1} T^{1}, not rad s^{1}.  15feb09  Jan Rainey 
221  error in figure 9.29 (bottomright panel). Pick up replacement graphic here.  02feb09  Steven Brown 
226  9.1(i) is not a question. The following subquestions are misnumbered accordingly.  29july08  Pete Mustonen 
226  The Vaara paper under further reading should have pages 233304  11aug08  Pete Mustonen 
227  Exercise 9.3 is not a question but is part of 9.2.  29july08  Pete Mustonen 
233  At the beginning of the last paragraph, replace "the energies of the states" by "the energies of the states, in units of hbar".  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
242  Replace e_{z} by e_{x} in the second line of the equation below Fig.10.16.  06aug09  Jeremy Semeiks 
260  the central two coefficients are exchanged in the last row of Eq.11.2.  29july08  Pete Mustonen 
260  In the last part of the page, the discussion of the "most likely outcome" is not strictly correct. The expectation value describes the average outcome for many observations, which is not the same as the most likely one. The two results converge when a large number of ensemble members is considered, so the final conclusion remains correct.  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
277  In Equation 11.31, t should be τ.  20nov13  Tran Pham 
279  the last line of Eq.11.35 should have I_{y} on the righthand side, not I_{x}  11aug08  Pete Mustonen 
282  In the first equation on the page, t should be τ.  20nov13  Tran Pham 
291  In line 3, the real part of the spectrum induced by a (π/2)_{ybar}pulse should be positive dispersion.  23jul10  Jiri Bocan 
298  In the middle of the page, "log" should be replaced by "ln", i.e. the natural log.  11feb09  Nick Anthis 
311  The projection of the ring in Fig.12.32 is inaccurate. An accurate calculation is given here.  28nov13  Tran Pham 
312  The projection of the fragmented ring in Fig.12.33 is inaccurate. An accurate projection is given in the lower part of the graphic here.  28feb16  Tran Pham, Gaspard Huber 
312  garbled graphic for Fig.12.35. Pick up replacement here.  11aug08  Pete Mustonen 
313  text between Eqs. 12.8 and 12.9 should read: "..the magnetic field gradient is along the yaxis.."  11aug08  Pete Mustonen 
320  The signs of the quadrupolar terms should be reversed in Fig.13.1  15dec13  Tran Pham 
322  The complex conjugates in numerous terms in the second and third equations should apply to the second term in each product, for example c_{1}^{*}c_{1} should be c_{1} c_{1}^{*}. 12 corrections are needed.  11dec13  Tran Pham 
322  The labels of the two doublequantum coherences should be exchanged in figure 13.3.  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
323  The complex conjugates in Eqs.13.8, 13.9 and 13.10 should apply to the second term in each product, for example c_{1}^{*}c_{1} should be c_{1} c_{1}^{*}. 6 corrections are needed.  11dec13  Tran Pham 
330  Exchange the black and grey arrows in Fig.13.11  04jan14  Tran Pham 
336  In the last line, "spin1" should be changed to "spin3/2".  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
343  The equation before 13.42 should have a factor of (1/2) before the parenthesis  11aug08  Pete Mustonen 
346  Equation 13.48 should have a factor of (35/12) in front of the unit operator, not (7/4)  11aug08  Pete Mustonen 
346  the righthand side of equation 13.49 should be multiplied by 3. The following sentence should read "Note the factor of (3/10) in the righthand side of Equation 13.49".  11aug08, 17feb09 & 23jul10  Pete Mustonen & Tran Pham 
347  the pattern of level shifts in Figure 13.26 is inconsistent with the text. Replacement here.  11aug08  Pete Mustonen 
347  replace "two (+2)quantum coherences" by "two (+4)quantum coherences".  23jul10  Jiri Bocan 
349  The attribution to Figure 13.28 should read V. Lemaître.  23jul10  Jiri Bocan 
358  In the last line of equation 14.5, the term in the parenthesis should be (I_{1}^{+}I_{2}^{} + I_{1}^{}I_{2}^{+})  11jan09  Paul Guerry 
359  Remove the prefactor 1/2 before the matrix.  04jan14  Tran Pham 
361  Exchange T_{+1}> and T_{1}> in Figures 14.3 and 14.4.  04jan14  Tran Pham 
362  Exchange T_{+1}> and T_{1}> in Figure 14.5. The coherence assignments are consistent with a negative sign for d_{12}, as in Figure 14.3.  04jan14  Tran Pham 
366  The assignments of coherences to peaks in Figure 14.9 are consistent with Ω_{2}^{0} > Ω_{1}^{0}, which is the opposite convention to that assumed in Chapter 15.  04jan14  Tran Pham 
375  Remove "(15.6)" from the marginal caption to the figure.  23jul10  Jiri Bocan 
381  In figure 15.12, the righthand xaxis label should read Ω_{2}^{0}.  23jul10  Jiri Bocan 
381  The caption of figure 15.12 should read "for γ<0 and J_{12}>0".  21dec09  Olaf Dietrich 
385  In Fig.15.17, replace (α) by (α), and (β) by (β).  06jan14  Tran Pham 
386  In Fig.15.18, replace (α) by (α), and (β) by (β).  06jan14  Tran Pham 
389  Replace "1Q" by "singlequantum".  23jul10  Jiri Bocan 
392  In the last matrix on p392, the first term in the last row should be s^{2}e_{+}^{2}  26oct11  Ungsik Yu 
393  In the last matrix on p393, all terms in the last row should have the opposite sign.  17feb09  Pete Mustonen 
397  In the first equation of section 15.9, replace ρ_{1} by ρ_{2}.  23jul10  Jiri Bocan 
412  In figures 16.8 and 16.9, the pulse should have a subscript "x", not "y".  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
413  In figures 16.10, the first pulse should have a subscript "x", not "y".  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
414  In the first equation, the first pulse should have a subscript "x", not "y".  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
414  Three lines from the end, replace "in the plot above" by "in Figure 16.12".  17feb09  Pete Mustonen 
468  6 lines above the end of the page: m_{2}^{(2)} should be replaced by m_{1}^{(2)} in two places.  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
470  The density matrix element at (row3, column 8) should be indexed (+β+), not (αβ+).  20mar09  Richard Green 
471  The density matrix element discussed in the first paragraph in section 18.5.2 should be indexed (+), not (++). This occurs twice.  30mar11  Steven Morgan 
475  In the first equation on the page, replace αα by αβ  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
476  In the first line below Figure 18.8, the coupling specification should be J_{23}=10 Hz and J_{13}=0.  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
524  In line 3, insert a hyphen in "Sspin".  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
528  The simulated spectra in Fig.19.29 are not accurate for ^{13}C_{2}glycine, since they do not include the effects of dipoledipole coupling between the two ^{13}C nuclei. The simulated spectra actually correspond to a superposition of spectra from 1^{13}Cglycine and 2^{13}Cglycine.  24aug08  Oleg Antzutkin 
540  The second equation on the page should be  15feb09  Pierre Thureau 
541  Note 2 should refer to equation 9.31, not equation 9.3.  17aug10  Marij van Gorkom 
555  The xaxis labels should read ω/2π.  03sep13  Kaz Nagashima 
556  In the caption to figure 20.20, replace "long" by "short".  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
565  Equation 20.22 for T_{2}^{1}; is correct only if the spins under consideration are of the same isotopic type and have identical chemical shifts. If the spins have resolved chemically shifts, the correct expression for T_{2}^{1} is given instead by eq.20.39 (the autorelaxation rate constant in ROESY).  02feb21  Gottfried Otting 
567  The leftmost label in figure 20.35 should read  12nov09  Jörn Schmedt auf der Günne 
576  Kurt Wüthrich was awarded the 2002 Nobel prize, not the 1992 prize  2may08  Slobodan Macura 
581  In the last line of the last equation on the page, Ω_{2}^{0} should be replaced by Ω_{1}^{0}  27aug10  Marij van Gorkom 
595  In "further reading", the fourth bullet point should refer to J. McConnell, "The theory of nuclear magnetic relaxation in liquids." (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1987).  03sep13  Kaz Nagashima 
603  In the last equation on the page, the left hand side should be R^{j}_{Zx}(Θ) not R^{j}_{zX}(Θ)  15dec13 
Dan Gochberg/ Malcolm Levitt 
609  In figure A.5, the "s" symbols should be lower case, and the receiver phase shift should have the superscript "rf".  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
614  The last line of the equation before (A.25) should read V_{ZZ}=eq  31mar09  David Bennett 
623  In the last symbol of equation A.37, the subscripts 3 and 4 should be replaced by 1 & 3.  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
642  In the last line of the equation before (A.77), φ_{A} should be replaced by φ_{B}  04may10  Giulia Mollica 
648  The column headings of Table A.1 should be φ_{1}, φ_{2}, φ_{3}, φ_{4} instead of φ_{A}, φ_{B}, φ_{C}, φ_{D}. See equation A.81 for the relationship between the phases of the blocks and those of the individual pulses.  09oct12  Ibraheem Haies 
651  Remove a word "the" in the line below figure A.33.  17aug10  Jiri Bocan 
657 
In the equations for d_{1
}and d_{2}, the $\backslash overline\{\backslash Omega\}$$$terms
should be
$i\backslash overline\{\backslash Omega\}$ 
03apr23 
Fréderic
Perras 
682  incorrect graphics for the answer to exercise 2.1. Pick up replacement graphics here.  28may08  Malcolm Levitt 
682  the answers to Chapter 3 do not match the numbering. See erratum for page 61.  29july08  Pete Mustonen 
687  the answers to 8(iv) and 8(v) should be 11.581 T and 2.159 kHz respectively.  29july08  Pete Mustonen 
687  the answers to Chapter 9 do not match the numbering. See erratum for page 226.  29july08  Pete Mustonen 
687  the answer to 9(iv) is the value of d_{13}, not d_{12}. See erratum for page 227.  29july08  Pete Mustonen 
688  the answer to 12.2(ii) should be γΔB(x_{0}/v + τ). The answer to 12.2(iii) should be +γΔBx_{0}/v.  03feb11  Johannes Björnerås 
688  the factors i*sqrt{2} in the two righthand sides of Equation (4) should both be 1/(i*sqrt{2})  11aug08  Pete Mustonen 
689  the factors C^{3}S in the last column of the answer to exercise 15.1(ii) should both be CS^{3}  17feb09  Pete Mustonen 
696  the index item for "coherence, singlequantum" does not lead anywhere.  30mar11  Steven Morgan 
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