Linear Operators - operators and . We can see that is a...

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Linear Operators Almost all operators encountered in quantum mechanics are linear operators . A linear operator is an operator which satisfies the following two conditions: (43) (44) where is a constant and and are functions. As an example, consider the
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Unformatted text preview: operators and . We can see that is a linear operator because (45) (46) However, is not a linear operator because (47) The only other category of operators relevant to quantum mechanics is the set of antilinear operators, for which...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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