An Attempt to Test the Quantum Theory of X-Ray Scattering by Ralph Decker Bennett

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The Hamiltonian, linear momentum and angular momentum of a scalar field are H= 1 2 P = − M μν = d3 x[(∂0 φ)2 + (∇φ)2 + m2 φ2 ] , d3 x∂0 φ∇φ , d3 x(xμ T 0ν − xν T 0μ ) . • The Feynman propagator of a complex field is defined by iΔF (x − y) = 0| T (φ(x)φ† (y)) |0 . E) Time ordering is defined by T φ(x)φ† (y) = θ(x0 − y0 )φ(x)φ† (y) + θ(y0 − x0 )φ† (y)φ(x) . 20. 23 present the transformations of a scalar field under discrete transformations. 1. Starting from the canonical commutators ˙ [φ(x, t), φ(y, t)] = iδ (3) (x − y) , ˙ ˙ [φ(x, t), φ(y, t)] = [φ(x, t), φ(y, t)] = 0 , derive the following commutation relations for creation and annihilation operators: [a(k), a† (q)] = δ (3) (k − q) , [a(k), a(q)] = [a† (k), a† (q)] = 0 .

This is the Gupta–Bleuler method of quantization. H) Chapter 9. Canonical quantization of the electromagnetic field 51 while A0 = 0. I) [π i (t, x), π j (t, y)] = 0 , (3) where π = E and δ⊥ij (x − y) is the transversal delta function given by (3) δ⊥ij (x − y) = 1 (2π)3 d3 keik·(x−y) δij − ki kj k2 . J) [a†λ (k), a†λ (q)] = 0 . • The Feynman propagator for the electromagnetic field is given by iDFμν (x − y) = 0| T (Aμ (x)Aν (y)) |0 . 1. G) prove that [Aμ (t, x), A˙ ν (t, y)] = −ig μν δ (3) (x − y) .

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