conservation of parity


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conservation of parity

[‚kän·sər′vā·shən əv ′par·əd·ē]
(quantum mechanics)
The law that, if the wave function describing the initial state of a system has even (odd) parity, the wave function describing the final state has even (odd) parity; it is violated by the weak interactions. Also known as parity conservation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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