Group Symmetries and Information Propagation

  • J. P. Draayer


Spectroscopy concerns itself with the ways in which the Hamiltonian and other interesting operators defined in few-particle spaces are determined or determine properties of many-particle systems. But the action of the central limit theorem (CLT) filters the transmission of information between source and observer so whether propagating forward from a few-particle defining space, as is usual in theoretical studies, or projecting backward to it from measured things, each is only sensitive to averaged properties of the other.1 Our concern is with the propagation of spectroscopic information in the presence of good symmetries when filtering action of the CLT is effective. Specifically, we propose to address the question, “What propagates and how?”


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Draayer
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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