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Spinors in Physics

  • Jean Hladik

Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Spinors in Three-Dimensional Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean Hladik
      Pages 3-33
    3. Jean Hladik
      Pages 35-65
    4. Jean Hladik
      Pages 67-97
    5. Jean Hladik
      Pages 99-117
  3. Spinors in Four-Dimensional Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Jean Hladik
      Pages 121-134
    3. Jean Hladik
      Pages 135-155
    4. Jean Hladik
      Pages 157-169
    5. Jean Hladik
      Pages 171-195
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-226

About this book

Introduction

Invented by Dirac in creating his relativistic quantum theory of the electron, spinors are important in quantum theory, relativity, nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, and condensed matter physics. Essentially, they are the mathematical entities that correspond to electrons in the same way that ordinary wave functions correspond to classical particles (including photons). Because of their relations to the rotation group SO(n) and the unitary group SU(n), the discussion should be of interest to applied mathematicians as well as physicists.

Keywords

Dirac equation condensed matter condensed matter physics electron element nuclear physics quantum theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Hladik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AngersAngersFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1488-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7163-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1488-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-037X
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