Isobaric Spin without Charge Space

B. F. Bayman

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The familiar consequences of charge-independence of a nuclear Hamiltonian are derived without introducing the concept of charge space and the extended Pauli principle. Ordinary wave-functions, separately antisymmetric in their protons and neutrons, are used throughout. This has the pedagogical advantage of emphasizing that the physical regularities associated with isobaric spin are consequences of charge-independence alone, and do not depend upon the charge-space formalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-222
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1966
Externally publishedYes


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