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Historically, operators first made their appearance in the construction of quantum mechanics (in Heisenberg’s matrix formulation) as operators (or matrices) corresponding to physical observables; it was only later (in the work of Schrödinger and subsequently Born and von Neumann) that the modern notion of a physical state took shape.

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Bogolubov, N.N., Logunov, A.A., Oksak, A.I., Todorov, I.T., Gould, G.G. (1990). Algebra of Observables and State Space. In: Bogolubov, N.N., Logunov, A.A., Oksak, A.I., Todorov, I.T. (eds) General Principles of Quantum Field Theory. Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics, vol 10. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0491-0_6

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