Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

  • G. Scharf
Part of the Theoretical and Mathematical in Physics book series (TMP)


This chapter is concerned with the one-particle Dirac theory. It is not entirely correct to use the notion “particle” because, as we will see, there is no consistent physical interpretation of this theory. Nevertheless, we must study it in great detail since later, after transforming it into a quantum field theory, it will lead us to the correct physical theory.


Gauge Transformation Dirac Equation Gauge Invariance Lorentz Transformation Spinor Representation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Scharf
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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