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What is an elementary particle in the first-quantized Standard Model?

McCabe, Gordon (2004) What is an elementary particle in the first-quantized Standard Model? [Preprint]


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The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the concept of an elementary particle in the first-quantized Standard Model. The emphasis is upon the mathematical structures involved, rather than numerical computations. After the general concepts and philosophical outlook are introduced in the opening section, Section 2 addresses the question of what a free elementary particle is, paying particular attention to the relationships between the configuration representation and momentum representation. Section 3 deals with gauge fields, Section 4 deals with interactions between particles and gauge fields, Section 5 deals with composite systems, and Section 6 deals with the representation of Baryons, Mesons, and Hadrons. Section 7 addresses the interpretational question of whether an elementary particle has only one intrinsic state, and Section 8 attempts to elucidate what an interacting elementary particle is in the Standard Model.

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Item Type: Preprint
McCabe, Gordon
Keywords: Elementary Particles Space Time Gauge Fields Interactions Bundles Groups Intrinsic Extrinsic Symmetry Endurantist Perdurantist
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Gordon McCabe
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1626

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