How do you use the S(+) and S(-) operators on integer kets, |1>, |-1>, |0>?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm told the outcome of the ones which aren't zero will be something like h(bar)/sqrt(2) * |ket>

Confused!? I thought operators are 2 x 2 matrices...

Any help much appreciated,

Philip

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# Raising and lowering operators on a ket?

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