Foundations of Physics

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 231–244

Covariant Majorana Formulation of Electrodynamics

  • Salvatore Esposito

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018752803368

Cite this article as:
Esposito, S. Foundations of Physics (1998) 28: 231. doi:10.1023/A:1018752803368


We construct an explicit covariant Majorana formulation of Maxwell electromagnetism which does not make use of vector 4-potential. This allows us to write a “Dirac” equation for the photon containing all the known properties of it. In particular, the spin and (intrinsic) boost matrices are derived and the helicity properties of the photon are studied.

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