# Definition:Hermitian Matrix/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Hermitian Matrix

The Hermitian matrix was invented by Charles Hermite to solve certain problems in number theory.

However, it turned out to be crucial in the formulation by Werner Karl Heisenberg of his model of quantum mechanics.

## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.30$: Hermite ($\text {1822}$ – $\text {1901}$)