AM Moya et al: The Dirac-Hestenes Equation and its Relation with the Relativistic de Broglie-Bohm Theory

by Antonio M. Moya, Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr., Samuel A. Wainer, Submitted to arxiv on 30 Oct 2016, PDF:

Abstract: In this paper we provide using the Clifford and spin-Clifford formalism and some few results of the extensor calculus a derivation of the conservation laws that follow directly from the Dirac-Hestenes equation (DHE) describing a Dirac-Hestenes spinor field (DHSF) in interaction with an external electromagnetic field without using the Lagrangian formalism. In particular, we show that the energy-momentum and total angular momentum extensors of a DHSF is not conserved in spacetime regions permitting the existence of a null electromagnetic field F but a non null electromagnetic potential A. These results have been used together with some others recently obtained (e.g., that the classical relativistic Hamilton-Jacobi equation is equivalent to a DHE satisfied by a particular class of DHSF) to obtain the correct relativistic quantum potential when the Dirac theory is interpreted as a de Broglie-Bohm theory. Some results appearing in the literature on this issue are criticized and the origin of some misconceptions is detailed with a rigorous mathematical analysis.

Subjects: Mathematical Physics (math-ph)

Source: Waldyr A. Rodrigues Jr., email of 02/11/2016 00:39,;


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