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8 minutes ago, Lizwi said:

Yeah, is Kronecker delta reaulting because of diagonal matrix?

What is <i|j> when i ≠ j ? (They are orthogonal; yes, it’s because you’ve got a diagonal matrix so you have eigenvalues and eigenvectors)

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On 5/23/2022 at 2:28 PM, Lizwi said:

Yeah, is Kronecker delta reaulting because of diagonal matrix?

Kronecker delta results, as Swansont said, because of basis being orthogonal.

I see you're studying quantum mechanics.

The underlying physics of this is:

States with different values of an observable must be orthogonal for reasons relating to probability interpretation of quantum mechanics, as products <i|j> are essentially transition amplitudes. Vectors must be normalised, so <i|i>=1 for same i. Orthonormal bases are central to the formalism of quantum mechanics. 

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Yes,  I  am doing QM. 

 

Thanks a lot. 

 

How do I write the hermitian conjugate of operator  A. 

 

Please see the attachment. 

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