ISSN:
1432-0916

Source:
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000

Topics:
Mathematics
,
Physics

Notes:
Abstract In this paper we give a rigorous formulation of Gell-Mann's equal time commutation relations in the framework of general quantum field theory. We show that this can be achieved despite the nonexistence of charge operators for nonconserved currents. Starting from the properly formulated equal time commutation relations of “generalized charges”, we justify the application of the Gauss-Theorem and we discuss the limits for large times of time dependent “generalized charges”. The Jost-Lehmann-Dyson representation is used in order to show that the equal time commutation relations always lead to exactly one, frame independent, sum rule. We discuss the connection between properties of the Jost-Lehmann-Dyson spectral function and the convergence of Adler-Weisberger type sum rules.

Type of Medium:
Electronic Resource

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