Foundations of Physics

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 473–479 | Cite as

Complex energies in relativistic quantum theory

  • James D. EdmondsJr.


A new four-component spin-1/2 wave equation for ordinary mass is discussed. It is shown that this equation has a conserved current not easily identified with a transition probability, only pure imaginary energy states, and is covariant. A tachyon-like Klein-Gordon equation is satisfied by this equation, but rest states are explicitly constructed.


Wave Equation Energy State Quantum Theory Relativistic Quantum Rest State 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. EdmondsJr.
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsOregon State UniversityCorvallis

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