I am learning that operators corresponding to observable quantities are Hermitian since the eigenvalues are real. This makes sense (at least intuitively) and I have seen corresponding proofs of why eigenvalues of Hermitian operators are always real. That is fine. But are there any other types of operators (i.e. non-Hermitian) that correspond to observable quantities? Are not Hermitian operators only one such type of matrix that can produce real eigenvalues for a given basis?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# I Restriction on operators

Have something to add?

Draft saved
Draft deleted

Loading...

Similar Threads for Restriction operators |
---|

I Why do we need the position operator? |

I How to pick an operator onto which the wavefunction collapses |

I The Ehrenfest Theorem |

A Inverse momentum operator |

A Field quantization and photon number operator |

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**