The Theory of Positrons

  title={The Theory of Positrons},
  author={Richard Phillips Feynman},
  journal={Physical Review},
  • R. Feynman
  • Published 15 September 1949
  • Physics
  • Physical Review
The problem of the behavior of positrons and electrons in given external potentials, neglecting their mutual interaction, is analyzed by replacing the theory of holes by a reinterpretation of the solutions of the Dirac equation. It is possible to write down a complete solution of the problem in terms of boundary conditions on the wave function, and this solution contains automatically all the possibilities of virtual (and real) pair formation and annihilation together with the ordinary… 

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