## Abstract

Using a generalized internal symmetry group analogous to the Lorentz group, we have constructed a covariant n^{2}-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 n^{2}-1, 1 mixing. The GMO and the Okubo formulas are obtained by considering two different limits of the same generalized mass formula.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 757-761 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Journal of Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 20 |

Issue number | 5 |

State | Published - 1 Dec 1978 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics

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