Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 98, Issue 1, pp 53–63

The Dirac equation in exterior form

  • I. M. Benn
  • R. W. Tucker

DOI: 10.1007/BF01211043

Cite this article as:
Benn, I.M. & Tucker, R.W. Commun.Math. Phys. (1985) 98: 53. doi:10.1007/BF01211043


Using the correspondence between the Clifford and exterior algebras we write the Dirac equation in terms of differential forms. The covariances of the theory are then examined. We show in detail the correspondence with usual matrix methods.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. M. Benn
    • 1
  • R. W. Tucker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Natural PhilosophyUniversity of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LancasterUnited Kingdom

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