Foundations of Physics

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 13–34

The “Sommerfeld Puzzle” revisited and resolved

  • L. C. Biedenharn
Invited Papers Dedicated to Eugene Paul Wigner

DOI: 10.1007/BF01889408

Cite this article as:
Biedenharn, L.C. Found Phys (1983) 13: 13. doi:10.1007/BF01889408


The exact agreement between the Sommerfeld and Dirac results for the energy levels of the relativistic hydrogen atom (the “Sommerfeld Puzzle”) is analyzed and explained.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Biedenharn
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentDuke UniversityDurham

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