Symmetries and Further Properties of the Dirac Equation

  • Franz Schwabl
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)


In this and the following sections we shall investigate the symmetry properties of the Dirac equation in the presence of an electromagnetic potential. We begin by recalling the transformation behavior of spinors under passive and active transformations, as was described in Sect. 7.1. We will then address the transformation of the four-potential, and also investigate the transformation of the Dirac Hamiltonian.


Dirac Equation Time Reversal Lorentz Transformation Charge Conjugation Parity Transformation 
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  • Franz Schwabl
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  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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