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Operators having Hermitian/Antihermitian part?

  1. Nov 13, 2008 #1
    Someone told me that any operator can be decomposed in a Hermitian and Antihermitian part. Is this true? How? By addition?
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2008 #2

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    [tex]X=\frac{X+X^\dagger}{2}+\frac{X-X^\dagger}{2}[/tex]
     
  4. Nov 13, 2008 #3
    Of course!

    thanks Fredrik
     
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