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Dirac-like wave equations for particles of non-zero rest mass, and their quantization

by J. S. Lomont

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Published by Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University in New York .
Written in English


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Statementby J.S. Lomont and H.E. Moses.
ContributionsMoses, H. E.
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p.
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17870239M

  We derived Dirac like equations for massless particles of any spin in a global curved space-time. In an axially symmetric space-time the wave functions factorize in two parts. A spin-connection independent function which resembles the solution in a flat space-time, and a second spin connection dependent function which is calculated analytically. A special chapter is devoted to relativistic bound state wave equations-an important topic that is often overlooked in other books. Clear and concise throughout, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory boasts examples from atomic and nuclear physics as well as particle physics, and includes appendices with background material.

quite involved and their use becomes rapidly cumbersome). The Dirac equation is formulated in the two spinor form. The 4-spinor form is then considered for a clearer correspondence with the Minkowskian case. Normal modes are determined by covariant ortho-normalization of the 4-spinors. The quantization of the scheme is performed by developing the. Wave Equations concentrates mainly on the wave equations for spin-0 and spin-1/2 particles. Chapter 1 deals with the Klein-Gordon equation and its properties and applications. The chapters that follow introduce the Dirac equation, investigate its covariance properties and present various approaches to obtaining solutions.

  In Section 3, it is shown that the above equations lead to the relation E = c | p → | for a free photon propagating in an unbounded medium, so that the Dirac‐like equation given by Eq. (1) gives a solution analogous to the energy of a free fermion obtained from Dirac's equation in the limit of zero mass. Nevertheless, this must be. Before introducing the Dirac equation, it was difficult to explain the behaviour of the particles as the particles with higher velocities were not studied. But Dirac equation introduced four new components to the wave. These four components were divided into two energy states: positive and negative. Both energy states have a spin of 1/2 up and.


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S; Moses, H. Publication date PublisherPages: [12] Lomont J., Dirac-Like W ave Equations for Particles of Zero Rest mass a nd their Quantization, Phys. Rev. 11 1 – (). [13] F Author: Andrzej Okniński. Any evidence for non-zero masses or mixing The wave equation for zero rest-mass particles.

It is shown that may also be taken as the wave equation for zero rest mass, spin particles. where ψ = Dirac-like wave equations for particles of non-zero rest mass, t) is the wave function for the electron of rest mass m with spacetime coordinates x, p 1, p 2, p 3 are the components of the momentum, understood to be the momentum operator in the Schrödingerc is the speed of light, and ħ is the reduced Planck fundamental physical constants reflect special relativity and quantum.

It is shown that all Dirac-like wave equations with positive integral or half-integral spin, zero rest mass, and no interaction are conformally invariant. The transformation ofΨ under the conformai group, and the associated conservation laws are given in a very simple form.

quantization in the form of a Dirac–like equation, ob-tained from the Riemann-Silberstein (RS) formulation of Maxwell equations [2, 3, 4]. Dirac equation was formu-lated to describe the evolution of the relativistic electron, a particle with non–zero rest mass, ~/2 spin, and elemen-tary charge e.

Weyl equations instead describe massless. For the case of non-zero rest mass particles like electron the value of γ is much larger than k 0 and the value of P Z from equation reduces to.

P Z = A 2 k 0 / (4π cγ); which is like what it should be for a particle of rest Dirac-like wave equations for particles of non-zero rest mass m 0 = ħ γ / c, rest mass energy as U 0 = A 2 / (4π) and velocity v g = ck 0 /γ from equations, and.

His first derivation for the wave equation for particles, before his celebrated Quantisierung als Eigenwertproblem (Quantization as an eigenvalue problem)was left unpublished and was based entirely upon the relativistic theory as given by de Broglie. The crucial test of any theory at that time was the Hydrogen atom.

Dirac equation From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In particle physics, the Dirac equation is a relativistic wave equation derived by British physicist Paul Dirac in In its free form, or including electromagnetic interactions, it describes all spin-1 2 massive particles such as electrons and quarks for which parity is a symmetry.

tions was well established [1]. It is shown that the mass- less Dirac equation is invariant under three different rep- resentation of Poincaré algebra.

Two coupled Dirac equa- tions with masses m and –m has also possesses this sym- metries. The Maxwell equations can be represented in a Dirac like form in different ways (e.g., []).

The Bel. For the spin 2 case two-helicity wave equations are derived and potentials de ned, relating them to the wavefunctions. Six gauge conditions are needed to ensure that they describe a spin 2 eld.

Dirac’s equations for massless particles of any spin Dirac [2] has derived equations for massless particles with spin s, which in the ordinary vector. The causes of the Casimir effect are described by quantum field theory, which states that all of the various fundamental fields, such as the electromagnetic field, must be quantized at each and every point in a simplified view, a "field" in physics may be envisioned as if space were filled with interconnected vibrating balls and springs, and the strength of the field can be.

The Dirac Equation Our goal is to find the analog of the Schrödinger equation for relativistic spin one-half particles, however, we should note that even in the Schrödinger equation, the interaction of the field with spin was rather ad hoc.

There was no explanation of the gyromagnetic ratio of 2. One can incorporate spin into the non-relativistic equation by using the Schrödinger. The problems with the Klein-Gordon equation led Dirac to search for an alternative relativistic wave equation inin which the time and space derivatives are first order.

The Dirac equation can be thought of in terms of a “square root” of the Klein-Gordon equation. In covariant form it is written: ￿ iγ0 ∂ ∂t +i￿γ. Free, propagating particles in quantum theory are represented by an intermediate case, a wave packet: We arrive at a wave packet by adding matter waves with a small range of momenta.

The resulting packet occupies a range of positions in space and is associated with a. 10 Relativistic Wave Equations where!k can be written as in ()!k = c 2ωkV (2α=1 ak,αuk,α, () but with the operators a,a† replaced by numbers a,a∗ since we want to consider A(x,t) as a classical field.

If Maxwell’s propagation equation could be regarded as a quantum wave equation, then, according to ordinary quantum mechanics, the. These particles can be treated as point-like objects of certain mass and electric charge. The existence of atoms and molecules can be described by quantum mechanics.

The axioms of quantum mechanics provide the rules for the derivation of the wave function and for the calculation of all the observable properties of atoms and molecules. Multiply the non-conjugated Dirac equation by the conjugated wave function from the left and multiply the conjugated equation by the wave function from right and subtract the equations.

We get ∂ µ Ψγ (µΨ) = 0. We interpret this as an equation of continuity for probability with jµ = ΨγµΨ being a four dimensional probability current. We see that the positive energy solutions, for a free particle at rest, are described by the upper two component spinor.

what we have are free to choose each component of that spinor independently. For now, lets assume that the two components can be used to designate the spin up and spin down states according to some quantization axis. Second quantization applied to other equations like Klein-Gordon or Dirac field is basically treating these fields in the same footing as the electromagnetic field.

This means that we treat the pure Dirac equation technically as a classical electron field, where we write down the field as a set of quantum oscillators on each field mode.When the kinetic energy of particles become comparable to rest mass energy, p ∼ mc particles enter regime where relativity intrudes on quantum mechanics.

At these energy scales qualitatively new phenomena emerge: e.g. particle production, existence of antiparticles, etc. By applying canonical quantization procedure to energy-momentum.Photons always travel at speed c and have zero rest mass; electrons always have ν c and a nonzero rest mass.

Photons must always be treated relativistically, but electrons whose speed is not too high can be treated nonrelativistically. Another important consequence of the wave nature of particles is what is called the uncertainty principle.