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Grassmann wave-functions and intrinsic spin


Delbourgo, R, Grassmann wave-functions and intrinsic spin, International Journal of Modern Physics A, 3, (3) pp. 591-602. ISSN 0217-751X (1988) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1142/S0217751X88000242


By associating spin angular momentum with Sp(2) transformations on two Grassmann coordinates, we show how one may formulate spinor wave functions in complete analogy to spherical harmonics for orbital momentum. The relativistic generalization requires a doubling of Grassmann coordinates and a connection may be established with the Dirac equation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Particle and high energy physics
Research Field:Particle physics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Delbourgo, R (Professor Robert Delbourgo)
ID Code:90711
Year Published:1988
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-04-16
Last Modified:2014-04-16

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