Accidental Degeneracy

David F. Greenberg

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    A detailed discussion of nongeometric, or “accidental,” degeneracy is presented in the context of Newtonian, relativistic, and quantum mechanics. An analogy with broken symmetries in elementary-particle physics is used to present an elementary discussion of certain recent developments in theoretical high-energy physics.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1101-1109
    Number of pages9
    JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
    Issue number12
    StatePublished - Dec 1966

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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