Some binomial formulas for non-commuting operators Academic Article uri icon


  • Let $D$ and $U$ be linear operators in a vector space (or more generally, elements of an associative algebra with a unit). We establish binomial-type identities for $D$ and $U$ assuming that either their commutator $[D,U]$ or the second commutator $[D,[D,U]]$ is proportional to $U$. Operators $D=d/dx$ (differentiation) and $U$- multiplication by $e^{lambda x}$ or by $sin lambda x$ are basic examples, for which some of these relations appeared unexpectedly as byproducts of an authors' previous medical imaging research.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kuchment, P., & Lvin, S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Kuchment, Peter||Lvin, Sergey

publication date

  • January 2019