JournalsprimsVol. 21 , No. 6DOI 10.2977/prims/1195178520

Some Aspects of Normal Quantisation

  • Keith C. Hannabuss

    Balliol College, Oxford, UK
  • Mark A. Hennings

    Rugby School, UK
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A generalisation of the process of normal quantisation is studied which deals with a physical system whose phase space is given by a coadjoint orbit of a locally compact Lie group G. Under certain conditions, an algebra structure—implemented by a Fronsdal *-product—is assigned to the family of physical observables in such a way that the normal quantisation provides a representation of the algebra. This method, then, provides a useful means of determining a physically sensible Fronsdal *-product for a given system.