By Freeman J Dyson; David Derbes
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The problem is to find the eigenstates of the equation Eψ = Hψ (70) e2 H = −i c α · ∇ + mc2 β − r As in the non-relativistic theory, we have as quantum numbers in addition to E itself the quantities jz = −i [r × ∇]3 + 12 σ3 j(j + 1) = J 2 = −i (r × ∇) + 21 σ (71) 2 (72) where jz and j are now half-odd integers by the ordinary theory of angular momenta. These quantum numbers are not enough to fix the state, because each value of j may correspond to two non-relativistic states with = j ± 21 . Therefore we need an additional operator which commutes with H, which will distinguish between states with σ parallel or antiparallel to J .
Klein–Gordon Field, complex LK = −c2 ∂ψ ∂ψ ∗ ∂xµ ∂xµ µ where we consider ψ and ψ ∗ independent one-component fields. 3. Maxwell Field, four component Aµ , Fermi form, LM = − 1 4 µ,ν 2 ∂Aµ ∂Aν − ∂xµ ∂xν − 1 2 ∂Aµ ∂xµ µ 2 (168) 4. Dirac Field LD = − c ψ γλ λ ∂ +µ ψ ∂xλ µ= mc (169) 5. Dirac Field interacting with Maxwell Field LQ = L D + L M − ieAλ ψγλ ψ (170) λ here Q stands for quantum electrodynamics. Problem 5. Work out these examples: find the field equations, the momentum conjugate to each component of the field, and the Hamiltonian function, (the momenta and Hamiltonian defined for the case of a flat space σ only).
The state is denoted by the Dirac ket vector |φ α , σ . This is a special kind of state in which the φ α on σ have eigenvalues: the general state is a linear combination of |φ α , σ with various values of φ α . The physically observable quantities are expressions such as the matrix element φ1α , σ1 φβ (x) φ2α , σ2 (172) of the field operator φβ (x) between the two states specified by φ 1α on σ1 and by φ2α on σ2 . In particular, the transition probability amplitude between the two states is (173) φ1α , σ1 φ2α , σ2 The squared modulus of this gives the probability of finding the values φ 1α for the fields on σ1 , in the motion which is defined by the fields being given the definite values φ2α on σ2 .
Advanced quantum mechanics by Freeman J Dyson; David Derbes