Accession Number:

AD0419389

Title:

CONTRASTS AND CONFLICTS OF S-MATRIX AND FIELD THEORY,

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IOWA STATE UNIV IOWA CITY

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Report Date:

1963-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The framework of the various field theories is outlined briefly. Since the motivation of the S-matrix approach stems in part from a dis satisfaction with field theory, it is important to examine the underlying assumptions of the different field theories. There is a brief description of the assumptions made by Stapp The Stappian Way in his axiomatic dis cussion of S-matrix theory. In addition to a description of the axioms, there are also a number of remarks, comments, and criticisms of these axioms. Special emphasis is given to the similarities and differences between these axioms and the ones adopted in the various versions of field theory. The S-matrix criticism of the notions of usual field theory is re-examined as is the manner in which the new postulates are supposed to circumvent the field theoretic difficulties. Finally, there is a collection of a number of specific and general questions which pertain to the S-matrix theory. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE