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Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Wave Equations

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  • © 1990


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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.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Fed. Rep. of Germany

    Walter Greiner

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

  • Book Subtitle: Wave Equations

  • Authors: Walter Greiner

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  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-02634-2Published: 11 November 2013

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 345

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations

  • Additional Information: Original German edition published by Harri Deutsch, Thun 1981

  • Topics: Quantum Physics, Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics

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