SU(3) and SU(4) as spectrum-generating groups

  • A. Bohm
  • R. B. Teese
1. Quantization methods and special quantum systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 139)


Using the analogy between the spectrum-generating SU(n) approach in particle physics and the dynamical group approach in atomic and molecular physics, we outline the basic ideas behind this alternative to broken-symmetry SU(n) approaches. We review various tests of dynamical SU(3) and SU(4) method, and discuss in particular two crucial tests of the fundamental assumptions.


Symmetry Transformation Mass Operator Generalize Eigenvector Reduce Matrix Element Cabibbo Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bohm
    • 1
  • R. B. Teese
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Particle TheoryUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und AstrophysikMünchenGermany

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