Definition of antisymmetric in English:



Mathematics Physics
  • Unaltered in magnitude but changed in sign by exchange of two variables or by a particular symmetry operation.

    • ‘That is to say, the wavefunction is antisymmetric under exchange of two particles.’
    • ‘The antisymmetric tensor field carries a force that is difficult to describe in this short space.’
    • ‘For instance, the force between two quarks is attractive when both the colours and the spins of each quark are different, or (more precisely) antisymmetric.’
    • ‘This should moreover be (for reasons discussed earlier) an asymmetrical relation - or, more accurately, an antisymmetric relation.’