Hermitian conjugate


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Hermitian conjugate

(hɜːˈmɪtɪən)
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(Mathematics) maths a matrix that is the transpose of the matrix of the complex conjugates of the entries of a given matrix. Also called: adjoint
[C19: named after Charles Hermite (1822–1901), French mathematician]
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By the projection rule, the connection matrix is determined as W = X[([X.sup.*] X).sup.-1] [X.sup.*], where the superscript * denotes the Hermitian conjugate matrix.
Taking the hermitian conjugate of (10), post-multiplying by [psi], then yields [1, p.
For a non-Hermitian matrix A = [([a.sub.ij]).sub.N x N] [member of] [C.sup.N x N], the Hermitian conjugate of A is denoted as