Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Fields Stephen L. Adler

ISBN: 9780195066432

Published: April 27th 1995

Hardcover

608 pages


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Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Fields  by  Stephen L. Adler

Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Fields by Stephen L. Adler
April 27th 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 608 pages | ISBN: 9780195066432 | 3.52 Mb

It has been known since the 1930s that quantum mechanics can be formulated in quaternionic as well as complex Hilbert space. But systematic work on the quaternionic extension of standard quantum mechanics has scarcely begun. Authored by aMoreIt has been known since the 1930s that quantum mechanics can be formulated in quaternionic as well as complex Hilbert space. But systematic work on the quaternionic extension of standard quantum mechanics has scarcely begun.

Authored by a world-renowned theoretical physicist, this book signals a major conceptual advance and gives a detailed development and exposition of quaternionic quantum mechanics for the purpose of determining whether quaternionic Hilbert space is the appropriate arena for the long sought-after unification of the standard model forces with gravitation. Significant results from earlier literature, together with many new results obtained by the author, are integrated to give a coherent picture of the subject.

The book also provides an introduction to the problem of formulating quantum field theories in quaternionic Hilbert space. The book concludes with a chapter devoted to discussions on where quaternionic quantum mechanics may fit into the physics of unification, experimental and measurement theory issues, and the many open questions that still challenge the field. This well-written treatise is a very significant contribution to theoretical physics.

It will be eagerly read by a wide range of physicists.



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