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Homework Help: Adjoint Operator

  1. Feb 13, 2012 #1
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    I need some things clarified before I can do my homework. They have to do with the adjoint operator. Say I have an operator P and its adjoint is P(dagger). I noticed that the complex conjugate of the adjoint gives back the operator. Does that mean the adjoint is just the complex conjugate?
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  3. Feb 15, 2012 #2


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    No, that's not true. If you represent the operator as a matrix, you'll find the adjoint is the conjugate of the transposed matrix. It's not simply the conjugate.
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