Can someone explain to me the concept of Casimir operators for someone who's not too familiar in abstract mathematics. E.g. What is the quadratic Casimir operator and why is it part of a maximally commuting set of operators?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Casimir operators

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