A peculiar lecture by Ettore Majorana

@article{Esposito2006APL,
  title={A peculiar lecture by Ettore Majorana},
  author={Salvatore Esposito},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={1147 - 1156}
}
  • S. Esposito
  • Published 17 July 2006
  • Physics
  • European Journal of Physics
We give, for the first time, the English translation of a manuscript by Ettore Majorana, which probably corresponds to the text for a seminar lecture delivered at the University of Naples in 1938, where he lectured on theoretical physics. Some passages reveal a physical interpretation of quantum mechanics which anticipates for several years the Feynman approach in terms of path integrals, independent of the underlying mathematical formulation. 

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