PhilSci Archive

Observations on Unstable Quantons, Hyperplane Dependence and Quantum Fields

Fleming, Gordon N. (2009) Observations on Unstable Quantons, Hyperplane Dependence and Quantum Fields. [Preprint]

This is the latest version of this item.


Download (3MB)


There is persistent heterodoxy in the physics literature concerning the proper treatment of those quantons that are unstable against spontaneous decay. Following a brief litany of this heterodoxy, I develop some of the consequences of assuming that such quantons can exist, undecayed and isolated, at definite times and that their treatment can be carried out within a standard quantum theoretic state space. This assumption requires hyperplane dependence for the unstable quanton states and leads to clarification of some recent results concerning deviations from relativistic time dilation of decay lifetimes. In the course of the discussion I make some observations on the relationship of unstable quantons to quantum fields.

Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Fleming, Gordon N.
Additional Information: Final version of invited paper presented at UWO workshop on quantum field theory, 04/26/09
Keywords: unstable particles, quantons, hyperplane dependence, quantum fields
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: Gordon N. Fleming
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:18
Item ID: 4667

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item