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Analysis of the Feynman-Gell-Mann version of the Dirac equation

Grant number: 19/06734-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal researcher:Antonio Soares de Castro
Grantee:Vitor Bentes Mendrot
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Guaratinguetá , SP, Brazil


The Feynman-Gell-Mann version of the Dirac equation in 3+1 dimensions presents itself as a second-order equation and two components for the vector interaction. That alternative version of the Dirac equation is certainly a valuable tool for approaching the planar behavior of relativistic quantum systems and might resolve doubts relating spin as an independent degree of freedom in 2+1 dimensions. For exploring that quadratic version of the Dirac equation the student should be knowledgeable about relativistic quantum mechanics. To do so, he should first familiarize himself with the Klein-Gordon equation. After this the student can enquiry into the meaning and implications of the Dirac equation, and he will do this considering 3 + 1, 2 + 1 and 1 + 1 dimensions. Next, the student will generalize the Feynman-Gell-Mann version of the Dirac equation to include other forms of interactions beyond the vector interaction. The next step will be the confrontation between the use of Feynman-Gell-Mann formulation and the usual formulation for several systems usually explored in the literature.

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MENDROT, V. B.; DE CASTRO, A. S.. Comment on ``Energy Spectrum of a Dirac Particle with Position-Dependent Mass Under the Influence of the Aharonov-Casher Effect{''}. Brazilian Journal of Physics, v. 51, n. 1, p. 19-21, . (19/06734-2)

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