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Quaternions in Quantum Mechanics

  • W. S. Anglin
  • J. Lambek
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

What about quantum mechanics? If we adopt the representation of quaternions by 2 × 2 complex matrices (Chapter 8), the matrices ii 1, ii 2 and ii 3 are known as Pauli spin matrices, except for sign.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Anglin
    • 1
  • J. Lambek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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