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Homework Help: Hermitian problem

  1. Sep 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A and B are noncommuting quantum mechanical operators:
    AB - BA = iC

    Show that C is Hermitian. Assume all the appropriate boundary conditions are satisfied.

    I do not understand how to show this. I isolated C as:

    C = i(BA-AB)

    ..and I want to show that C is Hermitian showing:
    [tex]\int\stackrel{a}{b}\psi^{*}C\psi d\tau[/tex]
    is equal to:
    [tex]\int\stackrel{a}{b}\psi(C\psi)^{*} d\tau[/tex]

    Can someone help? Thanks!
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    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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