Publisher Information: 1950.
Pauli, Wolfgang (1900-1958). On the connection between spin and statistics. Offprint from Progress of Theoretical Physics 5 (1950). 526-543pp. 258 x 153 mm. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled, small rust-stains. Very good. From the library of H. A. Kramers (1894-1952), with his pencil signature on the front wrapper.
First Edition, Offprint Issue. Ten years after Pauli introduced his famous spin-statistics theorem (“The connection between spin and statistics” ), he returned to the subject to respond to Feynman’s observation that “the wrong statistics also work” (Enz, p. 336). “Pauli showed, for spin 0 and ½, that Feynman’s treatment of the ‘abnormal case’ is equivalent to introducing negative probabilities and, hence, may be excluded by the condition that ‘The metric in the Hilbert-space of the quantum mechanical states is positive definite” (ibid.). This copy of Pauli’s paper is from the library of H. A. Kramers, one of the major architects of quantum theory.Book Id: 50939