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THE DIRAC EQUATION AND ITS INTERPRETATIONS

Bacelar Valente, Mario (2020) THE DIRAC EQUATION AND ITS INTERPRETATIONS. [Preprint]

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In this paper, it is presented a historical account of the formulation of the quantum relativistic wave equation of an electron – the Dirac equation, issues regarding its interpretation that arose from the very beginning, and the later formulation of this equation in relation to a quantized electron-positron field, which implies a new interpretation. The way in which solutions obtained under each interpretation of the equation relate to one another is also considered for the simple case of hydrogen-like problems.


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Bacelar Valente, Mario
Keywords: Relativistic wave equation; Dirac equation; Hole theory; Quantum field; Interpretation of physics equations
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: mario bacelar valente
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 02:40
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 02:40
Item ID: 17065
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 10 April 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17065

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