I considered the covariance of 2 spin 1/2 as a non linear operator : [tex]A\otimes B-A|\Psi\rangle\langle\Psi|B[/tex].(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The eigenvectors are but non orthogonal and I wondered what happens in that case with the probabilities : from Born"s rule it comes that the transition probability from one vector to the other is not 0. So how can we compute the probabilities of measurement for each eigenvalue ?

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# What happens with non orthogonal eigenvectors

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