Am I missing something?

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In summary, "Am I missing something?" is a common question used to inquire about any important information or data that may not be understood or considered. When conducting research, it is crucial to thoroughly review sources and methodology to prevent overlooking important information. It is not uncommon for scientists to question if they have missed something in their studies, which is why peer review and collaboration are essential. To prevent missing important information, it is important to be thorough and seek feedback from colleagues. If there is a feeling of missing something in research, it is important to address it promptly to ensure the accuracy and validity of the findings.
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For the following:

[tex]
\begin{gather*}
\hat{\Omega} = \frac{d}{d\theta}sin \theta \frac{d}{d\theta}\\function = e^{i\theta}
\end{gather*}
[/tex]

Use the operator on the function and is it an eigenfunction of [itex]\hat{\Omega}[/itex]?

Thanks. I don't think it is.

There is also another problem with [itex]\hat{\Omega} = \frac{d^2}{dx^2} - 4x^2[/itex]. I don't think this is an eigenfunction either.
 
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It isn't an eigenfunction for any of he 2 op-s.

Daniel.
 
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No, you are not missing anything. In order for a function to be an eigenfunction of an operator, it must satisfy the eigenvalue equation \hat{\Omega}f = \lambda f, where \lambda is a constant. In this case, the given function e^{i\theta} does not satisfy this equation, therefore it is not an eigenfunction of \hat{\Omega}. Similarly, the second problem with \hat{\Omega} = \frac{d^2}{dx^2} - 4x^2 also does not satisfy the eigenvalue equation and is not an eigenfunction. It is important to carefully check the requirements for a function to be an eigenfunction before determining its status.
 

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If you are unsure or have a feeling that you may be missing something in your research, it is important to address it as soon as possible. This will help ensure the accuracy and validity of your findings.

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