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 adj. Alternative capitalization of Hermitian
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Assuming that the parity operator is hermitian, meaning it is observable, means that its eigenvalues can only be real, meaning there are only two possibilities: 1 or 1. (squareroot of 1 is either 1 or 1). which leads to the conclusion that in this simplified case of two particles in one dimension there are two types of wavefunctions, one we will call bosons and the other fermions.

Three years ago, you appeared to be confused on the fact that, in four spacetime dimensions, a lefthanded Weyl field is a hermitian conjugate of a righthanded Weyl field.

If I may, one last beautiful fact: These three representations organize themselves into components of a very beautiful algebrawhich is the algebra of 3 by 3 hermitian matrices of octonions.

Measurement in quantum theory is basically the application of a hermitian operator O to a state Email me about all replies to this article.

Herr Heisenberg's formulation, not widely taught so much today, involved infinite hermitian matrices.
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