Quantum Identity and Indistinguishability

  • Holger LyreEmail author


This chapter stands conceptually between Chaps.  1 and  6. In Chap.  1, we introduced single-particle quantum mechanics in a Hilbert space \(\mathcal{H}\), while the present chapter treats n particles in a many-particle Hilbert space \(\mathcal{H}_n\); and Chap.  6 deals with variable particle numbers using creation and annihilation operators in a Fock space \(\mathcal{H}_F=\oplus \mathcal{H}_n\). The present chapter consists of two parts, of which Sect. 3.1 is more physical, while Sect. 3.2 has a stronger philosophical orientation.


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  1. 1.Chair of Theoretical PhilosophyUniversity of MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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