Problems of quantization in the infinite momentum frame

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Abstract

Various problems of quantization in the infinite momentum frame are discussed. Naive application of the Dirac procedure is shown to yield inconsistent results. A rigorous method of proceeding from an action to a Hamiltonian with consistent equal-time commutators is proposed. The method is applied to a free, massive scalar field theory, the non-linear sigma model in (1 + 1) dimensions and quantum electrodynamics in (3 + 1) dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-447
Number of pages23
JournalAnnals of Physics
Volume128
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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