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Fundamental Theories of Physics

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Authors: Horwitz, Lawrence P.

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  • A lifetime's work written by a pioneer of relativistic quantum theory
  • Fundamental questions arising in the development of relativistic quantum theory are analyzed and explained in a simple way in the framework of the Stueckelberg theory
  • An invaluable source of references long forgotten
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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 semi group 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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“Relativistic Quantum Mechanics is highly recommended for such insight not only to all working theoretical and experimental physicists, but for any specialists interested in the eventual philosophical impact of a manifestly covariant quantum theory on the future of scientific advancement in general. This seminal work by Horwitz can perhaps lead the way towards this fresh understanding.” (Donald Reed, Foundations of Physics, Vol. 47, 2017)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Authors
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
180
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7261-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7261-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7260-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7956-2
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 214
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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