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This should be very simple...

If I have a state <1|AB|2> where A and B are Hermitian operators, can I rewrite this as <2|BA|1> ?

That would be, taking the complex conjugate of the matrix element and saying that A*=A and B*=B.

Thank you!

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# Quick Matrix Element Question using Hermitian Operator

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