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New spinor representation of Maxwell's equations. I. Generalities

Abstract

A new representation of the electromagnetic field tensor has been found. In this representation it is shown that an intimate relationship exists between electromagnetism and spin; the duality rotation of the “already unified theory” is shown to coincide with the Touschek-Nishijima transformation of the theory of leptons. A nonlinear spinor equation equivalent to Maxwell's equations is deduced.

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Campolattaro, A.A. New spinor representation of Maxwell's equations. I. Generalities. Int J Theor Phys 19, 99–126 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00669764

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Keywords

  • Field Theory
  • Elementary Particle
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Electromagnetic Field
  • Electromagnetism