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A Visualize the Hamiltonian

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:31 AM #1
    "Once, Dirac asked me whether I thought geometrically or algebraically? I said I did not know what he meant, could he tell me how he, himself, thought. He said his thinking was geometrical. I was taken aback by this because Dirac, with his transformation theory, represented for my generation the algebraic movement in physics par excellence. So, I said: 'I still don't understand.' He said: 'I will ask you a question. How do you picture de Sitter space?' I said, 'I write down the metric and then think about the structure of the terms in the expression.' He said, 'Precisely as I thought. You think algebraically, as most people from the Indian sub-continent do. I picture, without effort, the de Sitter space as a four-dimensional surface in a five-dimensional space.' (Kursunoglu 1990)

    Dirac's hidden geometry: what about the Hamiltonian?
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  3. Feb 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
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