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CPT Invariance and the Spin–Statistics Connection in Non-Relativistic Quantum Field Theories

Jonathan Bain

in CPT Invariance and the Spin-Statistics Connection

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198728801
eISBN:
9780191795541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728801.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 3 addresses the question “Why are CPT invariance and the spin–statistics connection not derivable properties in non-relativistic quantum field theories (NQFTs)?” It first describes the ... More


Dynamics I: The physical ingredients of quantum field theory: dynamics, symmetries, scales

Anthony Duncan

in The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199573264
eISBN:
9780191743313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573264.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the basic principles from which relativistic quantum field theory can be constructed. Local relativistic quantum field theory is based on three basic principles which in ... More


Dynamics IV: Aspects of locality: clustering, microcausality, and analyticity

Anthony Duncan

in The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199573264
eISBN:
9780191743313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573264.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 5 discussed two possible approaches to constructing a relativistically invariant theory of particle scattering. The first attempt — a frontal assault in which one directly writes down for ... More


Symmetries I: Continuous spacetime symmetry: why we need Lagrangians in field theory

Anthony Duncan

in The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199573264
eISBN:
9780191743313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573264.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter analyzes the peculiar and indispensable utility of the Lagrangian approach to dynamics in relativistic quantum field theories. It underscores the facility with which a Lagrangian ... More


The Problem of Time

Leemon B. McHenry

in The Event Universe: The Revisionary Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400343
eISBN:
9781474416108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400343.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the problem of time with regard to the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics and advances in broad outline one direction that this unification might ... More


Dynamics III: Relativistic quantum mechanics

Anthony Duncan

in The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199573264
eISBN:
9780191743313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573264.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter analyzes the implications of the basic underlying symmetry of relativistic quantum field theory: the Poincaré group incorporating the symmetry of such theories under Lorentz ... More


Symmetries II: Discrete spacetime symmetries

Anthony Duncan

in The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199573264
eISBN:
9780191743313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573264.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter shows that the combination of these three discrete operations — parity, time reversal, and charge conjugation — is an exact symmetry of any local relativistic quantum field theory, even ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Bain

in CPT Invariance and the Spin-Statistics Connection

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198728801
eISBN:
9780191795541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728801.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The Introduction describes the properties of CPT invariance and the spin–statistics connection (SSC) and explains their significance, both to philosophers and to physicists. It then discusses reasons ... More


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