Parametrized Relativistic Quantum Theory

Parametrized Relativistic Quantum Theory

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Over the past five de-::ades researchers have sought to develop a new framework that would resolve the anomalies attributable to a patchwork formulation of relativistic quantum mechanics. This book chronicles the development of a new paradigm for describing relativistic quantum phenomena. What makes the new paradigm unique is its inclusion of a physically measurable, invariant evolution parameter. The resulting theory has been sufficiently well developed in the refereed literature that it is now possible to present a synthesis of its ideas and techniques. My synthesis is intended to encourage and enhance future research, and is presented in six parts. The environment within which the conventional paradigm exists is described in the Introduction. Part I eases the mainstream reader into the ideas of the new paradigm by providing the reader with a discussion that should look very familiar, but contains subtle nuances. Indeed, I try to provide the mainstream reader with familiar "landmarks" throughout the text. This is possible because the new paradigm contains the conventional paradigm as a subset. The foundation of the new paradigm is presented in Part II, fol!owed by numerous applications in the remaining three parts. The reader should notice that the new paradigm handles not only the broad class of problems typically dealt with in conventional relativistic quantum theory, but also contains fertile research areas for both experimentalists and theorists. To avoid developing a theoretical framework without physical validity, numerous comparisons between theory and experiment are provided, and several predictions are made.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 389 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XVIII, 389 p.
  • 0792323769
  • 9780792323761

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. Part I: Parametrized Relativistic Classical Mechanics. 2. Special Relativistic Dynamics. 3. Alternative Formulations of PRCM. 4. Statistical PRCM. 5. General Relativity in PRCM. Part II: Foundations of Parametrized Relativistic Quantum Mechanics. 6. Symmetry Principles. 7. Probabilistic Basis. 8. Physical Correspondence. 9. Spin-0 Particle. 10. Spin-1/2 Particle. 11. Evolution Parameter Measurements. Part III: Applications of Parametrized Relativistic Quantum Mechanics. 12. Bound State Models. 13. Particle Stability. 14. Parameter Independent Perturbation Theory. 15. Introduction to Scattering Theory. 16. Electromagnetic Scattering of a Spin-0 Particle. 17. Statistical PRQT. Part IV: Introduction to Tachyon Physics. 18. Parameter Dependent Perturbation Theory. 19. Mass State Transitions at Scattering Vertices. 20. Tachyon Kinematics. Part V: Parametrized Relativistic Quantum Field Theory. 21. Foundations of Field Theory. 22. Properties of the Field Theory. 23. Epilogue - a Quixotic Quest? Appendix: A.1. Notation and Units. A.2. Acronyms. A.3. Primary References. Bibliography. Index.
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