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Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

by Horwitz, Lawrence P [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Fundamental Theories of Physics: 180Publisher: Dordrecht: Springer, 2015Edition: 1st ed. 2015.Description: VIII, 214 pages 5 illustrations.ISBN: 9789401772600 (Hbk).Subject(s): Gravitation | Physics | Quantum physics | Quantum Physics | Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory | History and Philosophical Foundations of PhysicsDDC classification: 530.12 H789R
Contents:
Introduction and some problems encountered in the construction of a relativistic quantum theory -- Relativistic Classical and Quantum Mechanics -- Spin, Statistics and Correlations -- Gauge Fields and Flavor Oscillations -- The Relativistic Action at a Distance Two Body Problem -- Experimental Consequences of Coherence in Time -- Scattering Theory and Resonances -- Some applications: The Electron Anomalous Moment, Invariant Berry Phases and the Spacetime Lattice -- Hamiltonian Map to Conformal Modification of Spacetime Metric: Kaluza-Klein and TeVeS -- Relativistic Classical and Quantum Statistical Mechanics, and Covariant Boltzmann Equation.
Summary: This book describes a relativistic quantum theory developed by the author starting from the E.C.G. Stueckelberg approach proposed in the early 40s. In this framework a universal invariant evolution parameter (corresponding to the time originally postulated by Newton) is introduced to describe dynamical evolution. This theory is able to provide solutions for some of the fundamental problems encountered in early attempts to construct a relativistic quantum theory. A relativistically covariant construction is given for which particle spins and angular momenta can be combined through the usual rotation group Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. Solutions are defined for both the classical and quantum two body bound state and scattering problems. The recently developed quantum Lax-Phillips theory of semigroup evolution of resonant states is described. The experiment of Lindner and coworkers on interference in time is discussed showing how the property of coherence in time provides a simple understanding of the results. The full gauge invariance of the Stueckelberg-Schroedinger equation results in a 5D generalization of the usual gauge theories. A description of this structure and some of its consequences for both Abelian and non-Abelian fields are discussed. A review of the basic foundations of relativistic classical and quantum statistical mechanics is also given. The Bekenstein-Sanders construction for imbedding Milgrom's theory of modified spacetime structure into general relativity as an alternative to dark matter is also studied.
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Introduction and some problems encountered in the construction of a relativistic quantum theory -- Relativistic Classical and Quantum Mechanics -- Spin, Statistics and Correlations -- Gauge Fields and Flavor Oscillations -- The Relativistic Action at a Distance Two Body Problem -- Experimental Consequences of Coherence in Time -- Scattering Theory and Resonances -- Some applications: The Electron Anomalous Moment, Invariant Berry Phases and the Spacetime Lattice -- Hamiltonian Map to Conformal Modification of Spacetime Metric: Kaluza-Klein and TeVeS -- Relativistic Classical and Quantum Statistical Mechanics, and Covariant Boltzmann Equation.

This book describes a relativistic quantum theory developed by the author starting from the E.C.G. Stueckelberg approach proposed in the early 40s. In this framework a universal invariant evolution parameter (corresponding to the time originally postulated by Newton) is introduced to describe dynamical evolution. This theory is able to provide solutions for some of the fundamental problems encountered in early attempts to construct a relativistic quantum theory. A relativistically covariant construction is given for which particle spins and angular momenta can be combined through the usual rotation group Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. Solutions are defined for both the classical and quantum two body bound state and scattering problems. The recently developed quantum Lax-Phillips theory of semigroup evolution of resonant states is described. The experiment of Lindner and coworkers on interference in time is discussed showing how the property of coherence in time provides a simple understanding of the results. The full gauge invariance of the Stueckelberg-Schroedinger equation results in a 5D generalization of the usual gauge theories. A description of this structure and some of its consequences for both Abelian and non-Abelian fields are discussed. A review of the basic foundations of relativistic classical and quantum statistical mechanics is also given. The Bekenstein-Sanders construction for imbedding Milgrom's theory of modified spacetime structure into general relativity as an alternative to dark matter is also studied.

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