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Title: Relativistic particle interactions - a comparison of independent and collective variable models
Authors: Samuel, J.
Mukunda, N.
Keywords: Hamiltonian relativistic mechanics
Constrained Hamiltonian dynamics
Relativistic Particle Mechanics
Relativistic particle interactions
Issue Date: Apr-1984
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Pramana, 1984, Vol. 22, p131-150.
Abstract: We present a detailed comparison of two models for relativistic classical particle interactions recently discussed in the literature-one based on independent particle variables, and the other on centre of mass plus relative variables. Basic to a meaningful comparison is a reformulation of the latter model which shows that it makes essential use of the concept of invariant relations from constrained Hamiltonian theory. We conclude that these two models have, very different physical and formal structures and cannot be thought of as two equivalent descriptions of the same physical theory.
ISSN: 0304-4289
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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