Covariant n2-plet mass formulas

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Using a generalized internal symmetry group analogous to the Lorentz group, we have constructed a covariant n2-plet mass operator. This operator is built as a scalar matrix in the (n;n *) representation, and its SU(n) breaking parameters are identified as intrinsic boost ones. Its basic properties are: covariance, Hermiticity, positivity, charge conjugation, quark contents, and a self-consistent n2-1, 1 mixing. The GMO and the Okubo formulas are obtained by considering two different limits of the same generalized mass formula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-761
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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