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Lanczos-Einstein-Petiau: From Dirac ' $s$ equation to nonlinear wave mechanics

@article{Gsponer2005LanczosEinsteinPetiauFD,
  title={Lanczos-Einstein-Petiau: From Dirac ' \$s\$ equation to nonlinear wave mechanics},
  author={A. Gsponer and J. Hurni},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2005}
}
  • A. Gsponer, J. Hurni
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
  • In 1929 Lanczos showed how to derive Dirac's equation from a more fundamental system that predicted that spin 1/2 particles should come in pairs. Today, these pairs can unambiguously be interpreted as isospin doublets. From the same fundamental equation, Lanczos derived also the correct form of the wave equation of massive spin 1 particles that would be rediscovered in 1936 by Proca. Lanczos's fundamental system was put in Lagrangian form and generalized in 1933 by Einstein and Mayer, who used… CONTINUE READING
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