Definitions

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  • adj. (of a map of a complex vector space) Linear in one coordinate and conjugate linear in the other

Etymologies

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sesqui- (“one and a half”) +‎ linear; “conjugate linear” being considered metaphorically “half linear”, hence one and a half times linear, as opposed to bilinear ("linear in both variables").

Examples

  • It follows directly from the structure of Bohmian mechanics, and from the fact that the quantum equilibrium distribution is quadratic in the wave function, that this map is bilinear (or, more precisely, sesquilinear).

    Bohmian Mechanics

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