Accession Number:

AD0672821

Title:

PAULI ALGEBRA AND THE RESTRICTED LORENTZ GROUP.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. (Part 1), Sep 65-Jun 68,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

The structure of the Pauli algebra of 2 x 2 matrices is studied by a combination of standard algebraic techniques with those of complex quaternions. The presentation is self-contained and results in a calculus that is a connecting link between elementary vector calculus and spinor calculus. The formalism is applied to the parametrization of a homogeneous restricted Lorentz group. The structure of this group becomes more transparent in this treatment than in the usual tensoral method. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE