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Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 78–81 | Cite as

Toward a theory of particles with 3/2 spin

  • V. A. Pletyukhov
  • V. I. Strazhev
Physics of Elementary Particles and Field Theory

Abstract

A detailed analysis is performed of the pattern of meshes of irreducible Lorentz group representations corresponding to the direct product of vector and bispinor representations within the framework of the Gel'fand-Yaglom approach, for the purpose of determining the possibility of constructing various relativistic wave equations describing particles with a maximum spin of 3/2. Two such new equations are constructed for a 3/2 spin, which differ from the generally known Rarita-Schwinger and Fierz-Pauli equations. The nonequivalence of the latter is also proven.

Keywords

Detailed Analysis Wave Equation Group Representation Direct Product Lorentz Group 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Pletyukhov
    • 1
  • V. I. Strazhev
    • 1
  1. 1.A. S. Pushkin Pedagogical InstituteBrest

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