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Classical perspectives on the Newton--Wigner position observable

Giulini, Domenico (2020) Classical perspectives on the Newton--Wigner position observable. [Preprint]

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This paper deals with the Newton--Wigner position observable for Poincaré invariant \emph{classical}systems. We prove an existence and uniqueness theorem for elementary systems that parallels the well-known Newton--Wigner theorem in the quantum context. We also discuss and justify the geometric interpretation of the Newton--Wigner position as `centre of spin', already proposed by Fleming in 1965 again in the quantum context.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Giulini, Domenicogiulini@itp.uni-hannover.de0000-0003-3123-7257
Keywords: Position observable, localization, Poincare invariance, elementary systems, Newton-Wigner position
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Domenico Giulini
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 18:40
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 18:40
Item ID: 17103
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 22 April 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17103

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