Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 81–88 | Cite as

Lorentz Covariant Canonical Formalism for Free Massive, Massless and Tachyonic Particles

  • P. Caban
  • M. Foryś
  • J. Rembieliński


We construct a consistent Lorentz-covariant canonical formalism for a free massive, massless and tachyonic particle in the framework of the absolute synchronization scheme of clocks. In the case of a massive particle our approach is canonically equivalent to the standard formulation which is not manifestly covariant. The absolute synchronization scheme seems to be the only one we can apply in the case of massless and tachyonic particles.

canoncial formalism absolute synchronization preferred frame massless particle tachyonic particle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Caban
    • 1
  • M. Foryś
    • 1
  • J. Rembieliński
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhsyicsUniversity of ŁódźŁódźPoland
  2. 2.College of Computer SciencesŁódźPoland

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