Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Wave Equations

  • Walter Greiner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 339-345

About this book


Relativistic Quantum Mechanics - Wave Equations concentrates mainly on the wave equations for spin-0 and spin-1/2 particles. Chapter 1 deals with the Klein-Gordon equation and its properties and applications. The chapters that follow introduce the Dirac equation, investigate its covariance properties and present various approaches to obtaining solutions. Numerous applications are discussed in detail, including the two-center Dirac equation, hole theory, CPT symmetry, Klein's paradox, and relativistic symmetry principles. Chapter 15 presents the relativistic wave equations for higher spin (Proca, Rarita-Schwinger, and Bargmann-Wigner). The extensive presentation of the mathematical tools and the 62 worked examples and problems make this a unique text for an advanced quantum mechanics course.


Dirac equation mechanics quantum mechanics relativistic quantum mechanics theoretical physics wave equation

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Greiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität FrankfurtFrankfurtFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50986-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02634-2
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