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Author Grossmann, Z. ♦ Peres, A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
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)
ISSN 0031899X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1963-12-01
Publisher Department Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa
Journal Physical Review
Volume Number 132
Organization Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa


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