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would someone mind explaining why, in general, degenerate (quantum) states are not orthogonal?

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would someone mind explaining why, in general, degenerate (quantum) states are not orthogonal?

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can someone explain me why all vectors aren't orthogonal ?

However, it is always possible to choose an orthogonal basis in this subspace, and those eigenvectors ARE orthogonal.

cheers,

Patrick.

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