# Operator Language?

When linear operators A and B act on a function ψ(x), they don't always commute. A clear example is when operator B multiplies by x, while operator A takes the derivative with respect to x. Then which in operator language means that To get the last equation they divided through by ψ but why is it true? I guess what I'm trying to say is that the second equation makes no sense => d/dx*x - x*d/dx doesn't always equal 1... so why do they say that?

First, they don't divide it by $\Psi$; they simply consider it the argument of the operator AB-BA. It's akin to denote a function by f only, instead of f(x), where the variable is explicit.
Second, in this context, d/dx*x - x*d/dx doesn't always equal 1; in fact, it never equals 1: it equals the identity operator I, the one that satisfies $I\Psi=\Psi$.
First, they don't divide it by $\Psi$; they simply consider it the argument of the operator AB-BA. It's akin to denote a function by f only, instead of f(x), where the variable is explicit.
Second, in this context, d/dx*x - x*d/dx doesn't always equal 1; in fact, it never equals 1: it equals the identity operator I, the one that satisfies $I\Psi=\Psi$.