Derivation of infinite-component wave equations from field theory

  • A. O. Barut
Session V — Elementary Particles, Grand-unifaction, Gauce Theories
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 180)


Infinite-component wave equations describe composite particles relativistically and nonperturbatively. They have been used in the past phenomenologically to describe mass spectra, magnetic moments, form factors, etc. of atoms, nuclei and hadrons. They are now derived from field theory, hence related to the properties of basic fields. Their solutions therefore provide nonperturbative solutions to the underlying field theory.


Form Factor Wave Equation Composite Particle Anomalous Magnetic Moment Composite Object 


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  1. 1).
    For a more detailed discussion of the principles of infinite component wave equations see A.0. Barut, “Dynamical Group for the Motion of Relativistic Composite Systems”, in Groups, Systems and Many-Body Physics (edit. P. Kramer et al), Vieweg Verlag (1980); Ch. VI, pp 285–317.Google Scholar
  2. 2).
    A.D. Barut and Bo-wei Xu, Physica Scripta 126, 129 (1982).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. O. Barut
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe University of ColoradoBoulder

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