A new formulation of relativistic quantum field theory

Sudarshan, E. C. G. (1969) A new formulation of relativistic quantum field theory Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 69 (3). pp. 133-161. ISSN 0370-0089

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Quantum field theory is reformulated in sucha manner that a complete set of ocillators for modes with both positive and negative energies are introduced. The theory leads to the proper connection between spin and statistics as in the standard formulation, but it implements the time reversal transformation and the TCP transformation as linear unitary transformations. Negative energy particles in the initial states are identified with antiparticles in the final state with reversed motion (and vice versa) as far as scattering amplitudes are concerned. A covariant perturbation theory is developed which yields scattering amplitudes which are essentially the same as in the usual theory.

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