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I Reflection of a massive particle

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  1. Jan 10, 2017 #1
    Is the reflection of a (massive) quantum particle from a mirrored surface considered a Lorentz Boost?? If it is non-collinear ?
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2017 #2

    PeterDonis

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    First, I'm not sure why you specify a mirrored surface, since you're not talking about light (light has zero rest mass).

    Second, I'm not sure what you think a "Lorentz Boost" is. Usually that term denotes a mathematical transformation, not a physical process.

    So I'm not sure what the answer to your question is.
     
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