Bibliographic Details

Relativity, symmetry, and the structure of quantum theory. Volume 2, Point form relativistic quantum mechanics / William H. Klink, Wolfgang Schweiger.

Author / Creator Klink, William H., author.
Imprint San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2018]
Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2018]
Description 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
Language English
Series [IOP release 4]
IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
IOP (Series). Release 4.
IOP concise physics.
Subject Quantum theory.
Relativistic quantum theory.
Quantum physics (quantum mechanics and quantum field theory).
SCIENCE / Physics / Quantum Theory.
Quantum theory.
Relativistic quantum theory.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Schweiger, W. (Wolfgang), 1957- author.
Morgan & Claypool Publishers, publisher.
Institute of Physics (Great Britain), publisher.
ISBN 9781681748917
Notes "Version: 20180301"--Title page verso.
"A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available in print.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader.
William Klink received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He was professor of physics for many years at the University of Iowa, and is now professor emeritus. His main research interests have centred around the study of symmetry, both in its mathematical formulations, and in its physical consequences. Wolfgang Schweiger received his PhD from the University of Graz, Austria. After a few postdoc years in Germany he went back to Graz where he is now associate professor of theoretical physics. The main research activities concentrate on the theoretical treatment of few body problems in low and intermediate energy hadron physics by means of relativistic quantum mechanics and QCD perturbation theory. Further research interests include classically integrable systems like soliton equations.
Summary This book covers relativistic quantum theory from the point of view of a particle theory, based on the irreducible representations of the Poincaré group, the group that expresses the symmetry of Einstein relativity. There are several ways of formulating such a theory; this book develops what is called relativistic point form quantum mechanics, which, unlike quantum field theory, deals with a fixed number of particles in a relativistically invariant way. A chapter is devoted to applications of point form quantum mechanics to nuclear physics.
Other form Print version: 9781681748887
Standard no. 10.1088/978-1-6817-4891-7