International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 177–194 | Cite as

An elementaryU(2) theory of radiation fields with spinJ

  • David W. Minaar
  • Ralph A. Mudgett
  • Michitoshi Soga


An elementary theory for a radiation field with any spinJ is presented. This is a natural extension of Maxwell's equations for the electromagnetic field. The idea is to use the generators for theU(2) group in a multidimensional representation. These generators are a linear combination of the ones for infinitesimal Lorentz transformations. The constants of the motion in this formalism are discussed. As an example, angular distributions of the Poynting vector are given.


Radiation Field Theory Linear Combination Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. Minaar
    • 1
  • Ralph A. Mudgett
    • 1
  • Michitoshi Soga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazoo

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