Hiya :) the title is meant to be prove it isn't hermitian(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Prove the operator d/dx is hermitian

2. Relevant equations

I know that an operator is hermitian if it satisfies the equation : <m|Ω|n> = <n|Ω|m>*

3. The attempt at a solution

Forgive the lack of latex , I have know idea how to use it and find it baffling.

the intergral of (fm* d/dx fn) dx = the intergral of fm* d fn

={fm* fn - the intergral of fn d fm*} between the limits x=infinity and - infinity.

This is where i get stuck. I just dont know where to go from here, like i said sorry for the lack of latex usage :(.

Thanks for the help :D

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# Homework Help: Prove the operator d/dx is hermitian

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