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Anomalies in quantum mechanics: The 1/r(2) potential
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • SA Coon
  • BR Holstein
Publication Date
2002
Abstract
An anomaly is said to occur when a symmetry that is valid classically becomes broken as a result of quantization. Although most manifestations of this phenomenon are in the context of quantum field theory, there are at least two cases in quantum mechanics—the two-dimensional delta function interaction and the 1/r2 potential. The former has been treated in this journal; in this article we discuss the physics of the latter together with experimental consequences.
Comments
The published version is located at http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v70/i5/p513_s1
Pages
513-519
Citation Information
SA Coon and BR Holstein. "Anomalies in quantum mechanics: The 1/r(2) potential" AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Vol. 70 Iss. 5 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barry_holstein/128/