I would like to know more about the early development of matrix mechanics.Heisenberg originally represented the frequencies and the intensities of hydrogen spectral lines as two matrices.How were these observables then transformed into information about position and momentum of the electrons responsible for the sprctral transitions ?.The two matrices did not commute,but as I understand it,the significance of this wasn't realised at first,but what does the product of an frequency matrix and an intensity matrix represent anyway ?.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I do not have access to a scientific library and I probably wouldn't understand the original papers even if I had them,but there must be some easy-ish "stepping stones" into this area without the need for Hermitian operators and Hilbert space.

Will someone help,please!.

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# Matrix mechanics

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