On wyler's value for the fine-structure constant

  • Robert L. Pease


It would appear that one of Wyler's calculations of the fine-structure constant is based on an incorrect value of the coefficient of the Poisson kernel for Cartan's third (fourth) classical domain, and hence that the value of the fine-structure constant may not be derivable from Wyler's assumptions.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Poisson Kernel Classical Domain 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Pease
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentState University CollegeNew Paltz

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