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Classical theory of radiating electrons
The Lorentz model of the electron as a small sphere charged with electricity, possessing mass on account of the energy of the electric field around it, has proved very valuable in accounting for theExpand
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Generalized Hamiltonian dynamics
  • P. A. M. Dirac
  • Mathematics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 19 August 1958
The author’s procedure for passing from the Lagrangian to the Hamiltonian when the momenta are not independent functions of the velocities is put into a simpler and more practical form, the mainExpand
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Forms of Relativistic Dynamics
For the purposes of atomic theory it is necessary to combine the restricted principle of relativity with the Hamiltonian formulation of dynamics. This combination leads to the appearance of tenExpand
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Generalized Hamiltonian dynamics
1. Introduction. The equations of dynamics were put into a general form by Lagrange, who expressed them in terms of a set of generalized coordinates and velocities. An alternative general form wasExpand
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The theory of gravitation in Hamiltonian form
  • P. A. M. Dirac
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 19 August 1958
The author's generalized procedure for putting a theory into Hamiltonian form is applied to Einstein’s theory of gravitation. It is shown that one can make a change in the action density, notExpand
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General Theory of Relativity
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On the statistical distribution of the widths and spacings of nuclear resonance levels
If the average spacing of the resonance levels is very small as compared with the range of energy in which the spacing or width of the levels changes appreciably on the average, one can speak of aExpand
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The Theory of magnetic poles
If one supposes that a particle with a single magnetic pole can exist and that it interacts with charged particles, the laws of quantum mechanics lead to the requirement that the electric chargesExpand
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Wave equations in conformal space
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