Accession Number : AD0655653

Title :   A CONNECTION BETWEEN SU(3) AND O(4),

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Ravenhall,D. G. ; Sharp,R. T. ; Pardee,W. J.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : It is shown that the insertion of a barrier, in the isotropic harmonic oscillator and in the hydrogen atom, gives each system the higher symmetry usually associated with the other. The result is more general: the imposition of a reflection condition can change the symmetry from SU(3) to O(4), and vice versa. This may have implications for elementary particle symmetries. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELEMENTARY PARTICLES, GROUPS(MATHEMATICS)), (*ATOMIC ORBITALS, QUANTUM THEORY), HYDROGEN, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, OPERATORS(MATHEMATICS), SELECTION RULES(PHYSICS), TRANSFORMATIONS

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE