The Dirac Equation and the Dirac Field

  • Otto Nachtmann
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


In Chap. 3 we discussed the theory of neutral mesons. Two elementary particles that frequently occur in Nature, the electron and the proton, are however particles which possess intrinsic angular momentum: spin = 1/2. Since a scalar field offers no opportunity for describing spin we must seek another description for these particles


Dirac Equation Lorentz Transformation Dirac Spinor Angular Momentum Operator Dirac Theory 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Nachtmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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