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Homework Help: Hermitian operator

  1. May 18, 2009 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Using Dirac notation (bra, kets), define the meaning of the term "Hermitian".

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    From what I understand, a hermitian operator is simply one that has the same effect as its hermitian adjoint. So, I'm assuming it should simply be,


    I've seen it written in more complicating ways, so I'm guessing there's a little more to it. Please help.
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  3. May 18, 2009 #2


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