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Classification of Wigner Operators by a New Type of Weight Space Diagram

  • L. C. Biedenharn
  • J. D. Louck

Abstract

It is quite appropriate that we commemorate Einstein with a conference devoted to symmetry in physics, since emphasis on the importance of symmetry concepts in theoretical physics is indeed one of Einstein’s many legacies. I would like to begin by emphasizing that the practical applications of symmetry techniques in physics have, in the final analysis, depended (explicitly or implicitly) upon the use of the Wigner coefficients of the symmetry group. Physically interesting operators are, in this approach, classified by the symmetry as instances of generic tensor operators and the matrix elements of the generic operators define the relevant Wigner coefficients. This is a concept whose depth and importance is common knowledge among the participants of this conference.

Keywords

Null Space Tensor Operator Operator Pattern Boson Operator WIGNER Operator 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Biedenharn
    • 1
  • J. D. Louck
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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