Quantum mechanics in multiplyconnected spaces
Abstract
This paper analyses quantum mechanics in multiplyconnected spaces. It is shown that the multiple connectedness of the configuration space of a physical system can determine the quantum nature of physical observables, such as the angular momentum. In particular, quantum mechanics in compactified Kaluza  Klein spaces is examined. These compactified spaces give rise to an additional angular momentum which can adopt halfinteger values and therefore, may be identified with the intrinsic spin of a quantum particle.
 Publication:

Journal of Physics A Mathematical General
 Pub Date:
 April 1996
 DOI:
 10.1088/03054470/29/7/019
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9603022
 Bibcode:
 1996JPhA...29.1497H
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 Latex 15 pages