Foundations of Physics

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 871–888 | Cite as

Geometric quantization of the five-dimensional Kepler problem

  • Ivailo M. Mladenov


An extension of the Hurwitz transformation to a canonical transformation between phase spaces allows conversion of the five-dimensional Kepler problem into that of a constrained harmonic oscillator problem in eight dimensions. Thus a new regularization of the Kepler problem is established. Then, following Dirac, we quantize the extended phase space, imposing constraint conditions as superselection rules. In that way the interchangeability of the reduction and the quantization procedures is proved.


Phase Space Harmonic Oscillator Constraint Condition Extended Phase Canonical Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivailo M. Mladenov
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  1. 1.Central Laboratory of BiophysicsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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