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What does the asterisk mean?
Are you giving me a pop quiz?Calculate: [tex]\left\langle\Psi\left|A(hat)\right|\right\Psi\rangle[/tex]
Okay, well when you say:I'm trying to substitute the psi function into the expectation value. I do not understand how to use the asterisk in this case. Especially if the constants in the function are complex... I'm trying to understand the concept and am unsure what to ask.
Do you mean [itex]|\Psi\rangle=c_1|\psi_1\rangle+c_2|\psi_2\rangle+\ldots+c_n|\psi_n\rangle[/itex] (abstract form), or do you mean [itex]\Psi(\textbf{r})=c_1\psi_1(\textbf{r})+c_2\psi_2(\textbf{r})+\ldots+c_n\psi_n(\textbf{r})[/itex] (all the wavefunctions are expanded in the position basis)?In the case of [tex]\Psi=c[/tex]_{1}[tex]\Psi[/tex]_{1}[tex] + c[/tex]_{2}[tex]\Psi[/tex]_{2}[tex] + ... + c[/tex]_{n}[tex]\Psi[/tex]_{n}