On the Theory of Spin

  • V. L. Ginzburg
  • I. E. Tamm

Abstract

A theory of spin is developed by constructing relativistic equations for the wave function which depends not only on the coordinates of the particle but also on other four-dimensional tensors (spinors). This method, which discloses a large number of possibilities, leads to new quantities which transform according to an infinite dimensional unitary representation of the Lorentz group and therefore do not become ordinary spinors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. L. Ginzburg
    • 1
  • I. E. Tamm
    • 1
  1. 1.P.N. Lebedev Physical InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.USSR

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