|Author||Grossmann, Z. ♦ Peres, A.|
|Source||United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information|
|Subject Keyword||PHYSICS ♦ ANGULAR MOMENTUM ♦ DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ FERMIONS ♦ GROUP THEORY ♦ HAMILTONIAN ♦ HAMILTONIAN FUNCTION ♦ LORENTZ TRANSFORMATIONS ♦ MOMENTUM ♦ MOTION ♦ NUMERICALS ♦ PARTICLE MODELS ♦ QUANTUM MECHANICS ♦ RELATIVITY THEORY ♦ SPIN ♦ VECTORS|
|Abstract||The Hamiltonian theory of a classical particle displaying all the features of the Dirac electron (spin, Zitterbewegang, etc.) except for the superposition principle is presented. The particle is described by eight internal canonical variables, of which three are the spin angular momentum vector. The five other variables have no simple physical meaning, but are nevertheless necessary for a consistent theory. The equations of motion are not manifestly covariant, and the Lorentz invariance of the theory is proved by constructing the ten generators of the inhomogeneous Lorentz group. (auth)|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Publisher Department||Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa|
|Organization||Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa|
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