© 1997

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Wave Equations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Walter Greiner
    Pages 127-148
  3. Walter Greiner
    Pages 149-150
  4. Walter Greiner
    Pages 151-156
  5. Walter Greiner
    Pages 177-182
  6. Walter Greiner
    Pages 183-196
  7. Walter Greiner
    Pages 261-276
  8. Walter Greiner
    Pages 291-323
  9. Walter Greiner
    Pages 325-332
  10. Walter Greiner
    Pages 333-345
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 417-425

About this book


Relativistic Quantum Mechanics - 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. Numerous applications are discussed in detail, including the two-center Dirac equation, hole theory, CPT symmetry, Klein's paradox, and relativistic symmetry principles. Chapter 15 presents the relativistic wave equations for higher spin (Proca, Rarita-Schwinger, and Bargmann-Wigner). The extensive presentation of the mathematical tools and the 62 worked examples and problems make this a unique text for an advanced quantum mechanics course.


Dirac equation Lorentz covariance Lorentz transformation mechanics quantum mechanics reflection relativistic quantum mechanics solution wave equation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJohann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Frankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
  • Book Subtitle Wave Equations
  • Authors Walter Greiner
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-61621-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03425-5
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIX, 425
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published with the title: Theoretical Physics: Volume 3
  • Topics Quantum Physics
    Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
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