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  1. #1 I have a question about eigenstates of an operator. 
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    So I have an operator X, which acts on a state.

    I was wondering what I can conclude about the state if it is an eigenstate of X^2 and not eigenstate of X.

    So far.. I think is that there is no such state, but I have no clear explanation
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    It will have a definite value of x^2, (say 9), but not x, (say it could be +3 or -3).
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