Quantum Mechanics Solution Manual 

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2.6.4 Solution hermd
Question:
Generalize the previous question, by showing that any complex constant comes out of the right hand side of an inner product unchanged, but out of the left hand side as its complex conjugate;
As a result, a number is only a Hermitian operator if it is real: if is complex, the two expressions above are not the same.
Answer:
Since constants can be taken out of an integral: