# 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} }

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.

## 7 Citations

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