Commuting Nonselfadjoint Operators and a Unified Theory of Waves and Corpuscles

  • M. S. Livšic
Conference paper
Part of the Operator Theory: Advances and Applications book series (OT, volume 98)


In this paper, which is closely connected with our previous study ”What is a particle from the standpoint of systems theory?” [3], we consider the case of pairs of commuting operators with one-dimensional imaginary parts and we develop a unified theory of waves and particles for the case of Dirac equations. Particles emerge in Space as localized fields with singularities at their centers and wave equations appear as compatibility conditions for an overdetermined pair of equations of corresponding open systems.


Open Field Dirac Equation Transition Index Blaschke Product Channel Vector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Livšic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer SciencesBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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