Everything about Gell-Mann Matrices (Part 1): Unary Operations

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Gell–Mann -matrices are a complete set of Hermitian noncommuting trace-orthogonal matrices, , . They are at the heart of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), an integral part of the Standard Model. They are also used in quantum information theory to represent qutrits. Gell–Mann matrices are to what the Pauli matrices are to .


This Demonstration shows operations involving a single -matrix.


Contributed by: Rudolf Muradian (March 2011)
Additional contributions by: Rob Morris
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Some programming ideas come from S. M. Blinder's Demonstration Pauli Spin Matrices.

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