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Identity, Geometry, Permutation And The Spin-Statistics Theorem

@article{York1999IdentityGP,
  title={Identity, Geometry, Permutation And The Spin-Statistics Theorem},
  author={Michael J. York},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  year={1999}
}
  • M. York
  • Published 25 August 1999
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
We examine historic formulations of the spin-statistics theorem from a point of view that distinguishes between the observable consequences and the ``symmetrization postulate''. In particular, we make a critical analysis of concepts of particle identity, state distinguishability and permutation, and particle ``labels''. We discuss how to construct unique state vectors and the nature of the full state descriptions required for this -- in particular the elimination of arbitrary $2\pi$ rotations… 

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