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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: jeffreyH on 05/10/2017 06:20:06

Title: What prompted the development of Pauli matrices?
Post by: jeffreyH on 05/10/2017 06:20:06
I know that they deal with complex numbers but what is the history that led to them?
Title: Re: What prompted the development of Pauli matrices?
Post by: jeffreyH on 05/10/2017 12:54:30
OK I'm past that and onto observables, su(2) and Hilbert spaces.
Title: Re: What prompted the development of Pauli matrices?
Post by: jeffreyH on 05/10/2017 21:04:11
https://www.quora.com/How-is-force-defined-in-quantum-mechanics
This is a very interesting link. I'll get back to it. Suffice to say it says QM sees forces as potentials.