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Compatible operator

  1. Aug 24, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    py and pz are components of the momentum . Do they compatible operators?

    2. Relevant equations
    compatible operators equation

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i think I have to use commutation
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
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  3. Aug 24, 2015 #2


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    Hi drFredkin. Welcome to the forum.

    A little context might help. What do you mean "compatible operator?" Since you did not write down "compatible operators equation" it is hard to guess what you want.
  4. Aug 24, 2015 #3


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    They are certainly "compatible" in the sense that they commute and can be simultaneously diagonalized...
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