Relativistic Quantum Mechanics: Wave Equations
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.This third edition has been
slightly revised to bring the text up-to-date.
Graduates in physics, advanced undergraduates from 3rd year up