Learning about spin-one-half fields

@article{Cahill2005LearningAS,
  title={Learning about spin-one-half fields},
  author={Peter Cahill and Kevin Cahill},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2005}
}
It is hard to understand spin-one-half fields without reading Weinberg. This paper is a pedagogical footnote to his formalism with an emphasis on the boost matrix, spinors, and Majorana fields. 
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