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Discrete Symmetries and CP ViolationFrom Experiment to Theory$
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Marco Sozzi

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199296668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296668.001.0001

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Discrete Symmetries and CP Violation

M. S. Sozzi

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with the time reversal symmetry, which is somehow different from space inversion, due to the fact that the description of physics is in terms of time evolution. The anti-unitarity of the corresponding operator in quantum theory leads to some complications, and some pages are devoted to the discussion of the formalism to make these clear. The tests of this symmetry are also somewhat peculiar, and require special care to ensure that other effects faking asymmetries are properly taken into account. Suggested further reading and exercise problems are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   time reversal symmetry, time reversal transformation, time reversal violation, space inversion, quantum theory

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