Accession Number : AD0438948


Title :   ON DIRAC'S WAVE EQUATION IN A GRAVITATIONAL FIELD,


Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA


Personal Author(s) : Peres,Asher


Report Date : 20 Oct 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : The Dirac equation is investigated in the combined electric and gravitational field of a point charge in General Relativity. The wave functions are weakly singular at the origin, but still normalizable for a continuous range of the energy. The Hamiltonian, however, is not self-adjoint over the manifold of its own eigenstates, though it can be made self-adjoint by a suitable choice of its domain of definition. The theory, however, it unable to decide how the Hamiltonian should be defined, and what are the bound states. (Author)


Descriptors :   *QUANTUM THEORY , HAMILTONIAN FUNCTIONS , WAVE FUNCTIONS , CHARGED PARTICLES , GRAVITY , FIELD THEORY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE