Is There Any Relationship between Maxwell and Dirac Equations?

  • Jayme VazJr.
  • Waldyr A. RodriguesJr.
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 358)


The electron is an intriguing object. In spite of all our misconceptions, along the last 100 years an extraordinary technological development emerged based on the concept of electron, which makes it difficult to doubt about its reality. On the other hand, electromagnetism and relativistic quantum mechanics are two of our most successful theories, but neither quantum mechanics nor electromagnetism help us to picture the electron, and to understand its role as a basic block of electric charge and matter.


Dirac Equation Maxwell Equation Clifford Algebra Spinorial Representation Duality Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayme VazJr.
    • 1
  • Waldyr A. RodriguesJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.DFESCM — Instituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin”Universidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Matemática Aplicada — IMECCUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil

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