The atomic hypothesis: physical consequences

  title={The atomic hypothesis: physical consequences},
  author={M. Rivas},
  journal={Journal of Physics A},
  • M. Rivas
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics A
The hypothesis that matter is made of some ultimate and indivisible objects, together with the restricted relativity principle, establishes a constraint on the kind of variables we are allowed to use for the variational description of elementary particles. We consider that the atomic hypothesis not only states the indivisibility of elementary particles, but also that these ultimate objects, if not annihilated, cannot be modified by any interaction so that all allowed states of an elementary… Expand

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