International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 205–215 | Cite as

Representation of the spin in the Dirac equation for the electron

  • Toyoki Koga


The conventional interpretation of the spin matrices contained in the Dirac equation for the electron is considered to be mostly unintelligible in the operational sense. It is shown that it appears that the interpretation is often illogical. The necessity of a more comprehensible interpretation of the concerned equation is implied.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Dirac Equation Operational Sense 
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© Plenum Publishing Company Limited 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toyoki Koga
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  1. 1.AltadenaUSA

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