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2 dimensional quantum mechanical situation

  1. Aug 22, 2007 #1
    what would a parity operator do in a 2 dimensional quantum mechanical situation (since it can't simply be 180 degree rotation)? also is parity violated in weak interations because the amplitude changes if the parity operator is applied?
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  3. Aug 22, 2007 #2


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    I would say it mirrors the spatial coordinates. x becomes -x and y becomes -y.

    Yes parity is violated in weak interactions.
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