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An investigation of spontaneous breakdown of SU(3) symmetry in the system of pseudoscalar meson and baryon octets

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Tammaru, Ivo (1967) An investigation of spontaneous breakdown of SU(3) symmetry in the system of pseudoscalar meson and baryon octets. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10042002-142703

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The system of pseudoscalar meson and baryon octets is examined for spontaneous breakdown of SU(3) symmetry in a bootstrap theory with vanishing renormalization constants. The latter are calculated in second order perturbation theory; the splittings are taken to retain SU(2) symmetry and are included to first order only. The equations are diagonalized in the dimension of the representations.

The F-D mixing parameter [alpha] is found to have the value 3/4. The system shows great instability in the [...] representation, and two solutions exist for not unreasonable values of the coupling constant and the meson-baryon mass ratio; one of the solutions has the observed relative signs for the mass splittings and exhibits a coupling splitting pattern found by other workers. A solution exists in the [...] representation with a coupling constant squared which is two orders of magnitude too large.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Zachariasen, Fredrik
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:26 May 1967
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10042002-142703
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10042002-142703
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ID Code:3897
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
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Deposited On:07 Oct 2002
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:03

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