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The Structure of Strong Interaction Symmetries


Coleman, Sidney Richard (1962) The Structure of Strong Interaction Symmetries. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/JRCQ-8196.


All higher symmetry schemes involving from three to ten baryons with reasonable isotopic assignments are found. The case of eight baryons is done explicitly; the results in the other cases are stated. The predictions of the schemes regarding mesons and electromagnetic form factors are found and briefly compared with experiment. A study is made of the connections between different schemes.

The methods developed to treat the above problems are used to make a systematic study of chiral symmetries γ₅. It is shown that only two special cases, called free chiral symmetry and bound chiral symmetry, are of interest. These are discussed in detail.

Several recently proposed theories are treated as special cases.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Awards:Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award, 1990. Eastman kodak Scientific Awards, 1962.
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Gell-Mann, Murray
Group:Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1962
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-06022004-143915
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ID Code:2386
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Deposited On:02 Jun 2004
Last Modified:22 Nov 2023 21:41

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