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accepted How to show that $(\xi\eta-\eta\xi)|A\rangle = 0$?
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revised How to show that $(\xi\eta-\eta\xi)|A\rangle = 0$?
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asked How to show that $(\xi\eta-\eta\xi)|A\rangle = 0$?
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comment Reading the Feynman lectures in 2012
@ArtBrown I've seen the book on Amazon.com and after looking at the contents, I'm still scratching my head over the whole point of it: Physicists use QED, engineers use CED and both models are brilliantly served by main stream text books.
Oct
24
asked How does independence of the basic bras affect the choice of numbers used to represent a ket?
Oct
14
accepted Should the eigenkets be weighted in $|P\rangle = \sum\limits_{r}|\xi^r\rangle$?
Oct
13
comment Should the eigenkets be weighted in $|P\rangle = \sum\limits_{r}|\xi^r\rangle$?
every ket-vector can be expressed as a sum of a set of unity weighted eigenvectors? I find this hard to believe.
Oct
12
asked Should the eigenkets be weighted in $|P\rangle = \sum\limits_{r}|\xi^r\rangle$?
Oct
5
comment Why does Dirac write $\langle\xi'|\overline{f(\xi)} = \overline f(\xi ')\langle\xi'|$?
@KyleKanos Why doesn't Dirac just substitute $\xi'$ into $\overline{f(\xi)}$ as for (34)?
Oct
5
comment Why does Dirac write $\langle\xi'|\overline{f(\xi)} = \overline f(\xi ')\langle\xi'|$?
@KyleKanos Dirac uses $\xi$ for a real linear operator, ' to label objects connected with eigenvalues-- $\xi'$ for an eigenvalue, $\langle\xi'|$ for an eigenbra
Oct
5
asked Why does Dirac write $\langle\xi'|\overline{f(\xi)} = \overline f(\xi ')\langle\xi'|$?
Sep
24
accepted How does Dirac conclude that $X_r(c_r)$ cannot vanish?
Sep
24
accepted What experiments compete with BICEP 2, and when are their results expected?
Sep
24
asked How does Dirac conclude that $X_r(c_r)$ cannot vanish?
Sep
23
accepted How does Dirac form this conjugate imaginary equation?
Sep
23
comment How does Dirac form this conjugate imaginary equation?
@ACuriousMind This is page 30 of his book where the basic mathematical framework is based around there being a function of a ket, amongst other things. You really need to have a look at the book to see what I mean.
Sep
22
asked How does Dirac form this conjugate imaginary equation?
Sep
20
comment What axiomatizations exist for special relativity?
Nowadays, we'd say there is a universal speed limit c that light happens to travel at, making its measurement convenient.
Sep
18
comment How can (in Dirac's terminology) the product of two “real” linear operators be “not real”?
This answers my question. It would help if you could put $\alpha = \bar\alpha$ in brackets after Hermitian.
Sep
18
asked How is it shown that the composition of two real operators is generally not real?