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Hermitian operator

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Homework Statement



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

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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,

[itex]
<\psi|\hat{Q}|\psi>=<\psi|\hat{Q}^*|\psi>
[/itex]

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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