Fundamental Commutation Relations in Quantum Mechanics

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All the fundamental quantum-mechanical commutators involving the Cartesian components of position, momentum, and angular momentum are enumerated. Commutators of sums and products can be derived using relations such as and . For example, the operator obeys the commutation relations .

Contributed by: S. M. Blinder (March 2011)
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