Posted: Oct 09, 2011 10:44 am
by hackenslash
mizvekov wrote:
hackenslash wrote:Still getting all your definitions from the dictionary of what colour is my lint.

What exactly is wrong with the definition of operator as pointed out in the link Teuton posted?

Nothing, except those objections already detailed. The problem I have is lending credence to the source. That particular source spends a lot of bandwidth on wibble.

Do you think these definitions support the notion that operators are not mathematical abstract objects?

The operators are as 'real' as the entities whose behaviour they're describing. In other words, if particles are 'real', then so are those quantities, because they are describing properties of those entities.