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By S. J. L. Van Eijndhoven

This monograph encompasses a sensible analytic advent to Dirac's formalism. the 1st half provides a few new mathematical notions within the surroundings of triples of Hilbert areas, declaring the idea that of Dirac foundation. the second one half introduces a conceptually new conception of generalized features, integrating the notions of the 1st half. The final a part of the booklet is dedicated to a mathematical interpretation of the most positive factors of Dirac's formalism. It comprises a pairing among distributional bras and kets, continuum expansions and continuum matrices.

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For each k E IN, DRv, be- Since bounded Borel s e t s of M have f i n i t e p-measure, each r e p r e s e n t a t i v e (DRvk)- of DRvk i s i n t e g r a b l e on bounded Borel s e t s . a-b are N i n d i c a t e s t h e null s e t valid for a l l x E N, u N, u N,. M\N. Remark. I n p r a c t i c e , t h e aim i s t o choose t h e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s (pk of DRv,, k E 34, such t h a t t h e n u l l s e t N is as small a s p o s s i b l e . I f a continuous 1 r e p r e s e n t a t i v e can be taken then N, = N, = 0.

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