Everything about Gell-Mann Matrices (Part 2): Binary Operations

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Gell–Mann -matrices are a complete set of Hermitian 3×3 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 binary operations involving -matrices.


Contributed by: Rudolf Muradian (March 2011)
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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