Title

Anomalies in quantum mechanics: The 1/r(2) potential

Publication Date

2002

Comments

The published version is located at http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v70/i5/p513_s1

Abstract

An anomaly is said to occur when a symmetry that is valid classically becomes broken as a result of quantization. Although most manifestations of this phenomenon are in the context of quantum field theory, there are at least two cases in quantum mechanics—the two-dimensional delta function interaction and the 1/r2 potential. The former has been treated in this journal; in this article we discuss the physics of the latter together with experimental consequences.

Pages

513-519

Volume

70

Issue

5

Journal Title

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS