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By S. J. L. Van Eijndhoven

This monograph includes a sensible analytic advent to Dirac's formalism. the 1st half offers a few new mathematical notions within the environment of triples of Hilbert areas, pointing out the concept that of Dirac foundation. the second one half introduces a conceptually new idea of generalized services, integrating the notions of the 1st half. The final a part of the booklet is dedicated to a mathematical interpretation of the most gains of Dirac's formalism. It consists of a pairing among distributional bras and kets, continuum expansions and continuum matrices.

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