Relativistic spin operator for dirac particles

Ryder, Lewis H. (1999) Relativistic spin operator for dirac particles. General Relativity and Gravitation, 31 (5). pp. 775-780. ISSN 0001-7701. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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It is shown that a relativistic spin operator, obeying the required SU(2) commutation relations, may be defined in terms of the Pauli-Lubanski vector W-mu. In the case of Dirac particles, this operator reduces to the Foldy-Wouthuysen "mean-spin" operator for states of positive energy.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Proceedings Paper; Event title: Mexican Meeting on Gauge Theories of Gravity, in Honor of Professor Hehls 60th Birthday; Event location: Mexico City, Mexico; Event dates: Oct 06-10, 1997
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2009 21:19
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 11:10
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