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Operators and eigenstates

  1. Oct 29, 2009 #1
    I am confused about operators and eigenstates. What does "an operator has two normalized eigenstates" mean ? Is there a way I can make a physical interpretation ? How are measurements made with these ?
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  3. Oct 29, 2009 #2
    Keep reading and learning: these question are answered.
  4. Oct 29, 2009 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    It means that when you make the measurement corresponding to the operator you will measure one of two values.
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