Il Nuovo Cimento (1955-1965)

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 876–880 | Cite as

The Kemmer β-formalism for particles of spin one-half

  • A. O. Barut
  • M. Samiullah


A linearization of the two-component second order spinor equation of Feynman and Gell-Mann for spin one-half particles leads to a ten component equation of the Kemmer type. Up to now such equations were only known for integral spin particles.


Una linearizzazione della equazione spinoriale del secondo ordine a due componenti di Feynman e Gell-Mann per particelle di spin 1/2 porta ad una equazione a dieci componenti del tipo di Kemmer. Sinora queste equazioni erano note solo per particelle a spin intero.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. O. Barut
    • 1
  • M. Samiullah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSyracuse UniversitySyracuse

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