Rigid Particle and its Spin Revisited

@article{Pavi2007RigidPA,
  title={Rigid Particle and its Spin Revisited},
  author={Matej Pav{\vs}i{\vc}},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={37},
  pages={40-79}
}
  • M. Pavšič
  • Published 30 December 2004
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
The arguments by Pandres that the double valued spherical harmonics provide a basis for the irreducible spinor representation of the three dimensional rotation group are further developed and justified. The usual arguments against the inadmissibility of such functions, concerning hermiticity, orthogonality, behaviour under rotations, etc., are all shown to be related to the unsuitable choice of functions representing the states with opposite projections of angular momentum. By a correct choice… 

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