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Pseudoscalars and pseudovectors 
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Jan1813, 11:19 AM

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I remember learning that a pseudoscalar is one that changes sign under a parity inversion, like the determinant of a matrix. Pseudoscalar particles have parity eigenvalue 1. Why is it that pseudovector particles have parity value +1?



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Jan1813, 12:18 PM

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An ordinary vector changes sign under a parity inversion, so a pseudovector must not.



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Jan1813, 02:45 PM

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I think I get it. A pseudovector, after being reflected, is also reversed in direction. A vector is simply reflected.



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Jan1813, 04:27 PM

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Pseudoscalars and pseudovectors



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