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On the quantum mechanical treatment of decaying non-relativistic systems

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Abstract

The usual treatment of decaying non-relativistic particles by means of a non-unitary irreducible representation of the Galilei group is deduced from a suitable formulation of symmetry principles. In such a formulation time translation is distinguished from time evolution; this point is crucial to obtain the irreversible behaviour of unstable particles.

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Lanz, L., Lugiato, L.A. & Ramella, G. On the quantum mechanical treatment of decaying non-relativistic systems. Int J Theor Phys 8, 341–352 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00687091

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Keywords

  • Field Theory
  • Time Evolution
  • Elementary Particle
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Irreducible Representation