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First-quantized para-particle theory

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The general formalism of first-quantized para-particle theory is presented in a way that clearly exposes the more important group-theoretic foundations. This is then used to give a simple and straightforward solution to a problem concerning possible changes in a particle's statistics through collisions, first posed by Pauli in 1927, and to show that para-particle statistics are different from those obeyed by particles in a “para-gas.” These arguments accord with the overall aim of demonstrating that para-particle theory is not as theoretically impenetrable as is usually thought, but in fact possesses a kind of generalized elegance.

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French, S. First-quantized para-particle theory. Int J Theor Phys 26, 1141–1163 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00671338

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Keywords

  • Field Theory
  • Elementary Particle
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Straightforward Solution