Does anyone know of an alternative way of calculating the Pauli spin matrices[tex] \mbox{ \sigma_x}[/tex] and [tex] \mbox{ \sigma_y}[/tex] (already knowing [tex] \mbox { \sigma_z} [/tex] and the (anti)-commutation relations), without using ladder operators [tex] \mbox{ \sigma_+}[/tex] and [tex] \mbox{ \sigma_- }[/tex]?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Finding Pauli matrices WITHOUT ladder operators

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