PT-symmetric quantum mechanics

  title={PT-symmetric quantum mechanics},
  author={C. Bender and S. Boettcher and Peter N. Meisinger},
  journal={Journal of Mathematical Physics},
  • C. Bender, S. Boettcher, Peter N. Meisinger
  • Published 1999
  • Physics
  • Journal of Mathematical Physics
  • This paper proposes to broaden the canonical formulation of quantum mechanics. Ordinarily, one imposes the condition H†=H on the Hamiltonian, where † represents the mathematical operation of complex conjugation and matrix transposition. This conventional Hermiticity condition is sufficient to ensure that the Hamiltonian H has a real spectrum. However, replacing this mathematical condition by the weaker and more physical requirement H‡=H, where ‡ represents combined parity reflection and time… CONTINUE READING


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