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18) = l"p(t o)) for all t. The description of a system by a constant state vector and time-dependent operators is called the Heisenberg picture. Here, however, we shall always work in the Schrodinger picture, the description we have hitherto developed. 5 Time-Independent Hamiltonian Often the Hamiltonian of a quantum system does not depend on time. This happens, for instance, with atoms, molecules or isolated ions that are not acted upon by an electromagnetic field. Let us consider an arbitrary quantum system whose Hamiltonian H is time independent.

Example In the space C5 , two operators represented by the following matrices make up a minimal complete set of commuting operators. 8 Direct Sum of Vector Spaces Let VI and V 2 be two vector spaces of dimensions NI and N 2 • Suppose that scalar products have been defined in VI and V 2 • Let {lui(l)), i = 1, 2, ... , Nd be an orthonormal basis of VI and let {IVk(2)), k = 1, 2, ... , N 2 } be an orthonormal basis of V 2 . The direct sum of VI and V 2 , denoted by VI EB V 2, is the vector space of dimension NI + N2 defined by stipulating that {IUi(l)), IVk(2))} makes up an orthonormal basis of VI EB V 2 .

O;Or. and IU3/ be an orthonormal basis and let 11» = 2l u l/ + ilu3) , 11/;) = IU2) - IU3) . ° Let be a linear operator whose matrix representation in the lUi) basis is given by 3) . (-2i4 Is ° 2i 0 1+i 1 - i -2 3 Hermitian? Illustrate your answer by evaluating (1)IOI1/;) and (1/;1011». 8. Show that for every 11», the operator 11>)(1)1 is Hermitian. 9. ;2 is unitary. 10. a) Show that matrix elements of the operator N L= L Lijlui)(ujl, i,j=l in the orthonormal basis {lUi)}, coincide with the L ij .