Foundations of Physics

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 955–979 | Cite as

Exclusion Principles as Restricted Permutation Symmetries

  • S. Tarzi


We give a derivation of exclusion principles for the elementary particles of the standard model, using simple mathematical principles arising from a set theory of identical particles. We apply the theory of permutation group actions, stating some theorems which are proven elsewhere, and interpreting the results as a heuristic derivation of Pauli's Exclusion Principle (PEP) which dictates the formation of elements in the periodic table and the stability of matter, and also a derivation of quark confinement. We arrive at these properties by using a symmetry property of collections of the particles themselves as compared for example to the symmetry property of their wave function under interchange of two particles.

exclusion principles amorphous sets permutation groups 


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  • S. Tarzi
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  1. 1.School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen MaryUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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