Foundations of Physics

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 201-219

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On the Generalized Phase Space Approach to Duffin-Kemmer-Petiau Particles

  • M. C. B. Fernandes
  • , J. D. M. Vianna

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We present a general derivation of the Duffin-Kemmer-Petiau (D.K.P) equation on the relativistic phase space proposed by Bohm and Hiley. We consider geometric algebras and the idea of algebraic spinors due to Riesz and Cartan. The generators βμ (p) of the D.K.P algebras are constructed in the standard fashion used to construct Clifford algebras out of bilinear forms. Free D.K.P particles and D.K.P particles in a prescribed external electromagnetic field are analized and general Liouville type equations for these cases are obtained. Choosing particular values for the label p we classify the different types of the D.K.P Liouville operators.