Papers by Dirac, Wigner, and Feynman



Dirac

  1. 1927. the quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) [A114] 243-265.

  2. 1945. Unitary representations of the Lorentz group. Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) [A183] 284-295.

  3. 1949. Forms of relativistic dynamics, Rev. Mod. Phys. [21] 392-399.

  • Combine all three.


  • Wigner


    1. 1932. On the Quantum Correction For Thermodynamic Equilibrium Phys. Rev. [40] 749-759.

    2. 1939. On unitary representations of the inhomogeneous Lorentz group. Ann. Math. [40] 149-204.

    3. 1953. On the contraction of groups and their representations, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (U.S.) [39] 510-524.

  • Combine 1. and 2. and Combine 2. and 3.



  • Feynman


    1. 1969. High-energy collisions of hadrons, Phys. Rev. Lett. [23] 1415-1417.

    2. 1971. Current matrix elements from a relativistic quark model, Phys. Rev. D [3] 2706-2732.

    3. 1972. Statistical Mechanics, Chapter 2 on density matrix.

  • Combine all three.



  • Why Three?

    Combine them all.


    Einstein's Lorentz-covariant World

    Massive/Slow between Massless/Fast
    Energy Momentum E=p2/2m Einstein's
    E=(m2 + p2)1/2
    E=p
    Spin,
    Gauge, Helicity
    S3
    S1 S2
    Wigner's
    Little Group
    S3
    Gauge Trans.
    Gell-Mann, Feynman Quark Model Lorentz-covariant
    Oscillators
    Partons


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