The Symmetry of the S Matrix

Phys. Rev. 89, 619 – Published 1 February 1953
F. Coester


It is proven that any Heisenberg S matrix is symmetric for an appropriate choice of arbitrary phases in a representation in which the square and one component of the total angular momentum are diagonal. The consequences of this symmetry for the complex phases of the matrix elements are discussed.


  • Received 29 September 1952
  • Published in the issue dated February 1953

© 1953 The American Physical Society

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F. Coester

  • Department of Physics, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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