 
Summary: arXiv:quantph/0304088v112Apr2003
No spinstatistics connection in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics
R. E. Allen and A. R. Mondragon
Center for Theoretical Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843
(Dated: April 12, 2003)
We emphasize that there is no spinstatistics connection in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics.
In several recent papers, including Phys. Rev. A 67, 042102 (2003), quantum mechanics is modified
so as to force a spinstatistics connection, but the resulting theory is quite different from standard
physics.
PACS numbers: 03.65.Ta
It has been known for many years that there is a spin
statistics connection in relativistic quantum field the
ory [14] but not in nonrelativistic quantum mechan
ics [5]. However, several recent papers [68] have led to
some confusion regarding the second point.
Let us first remind ourselves why there is no spin
statistics theorem in nonrelativistic quantum mechan
ics. The essential reason is that the restrictions that im
ply a spinstatistics connection in relativistic field theory
are no longer meaningful in nonrelativistic physics. For
