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Title: The massless currentless Dirac equation in 2 + 2 dimensions
Author: Al-Saedi, R. S. N.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2000
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This thesis is concerned with the massless Dirac equation in (2+2)-dimensional space-time. We start by presenting background material on spinors and the Dirac equation. Then we consider the modifications to the current which are necessary in 2+2 dimensions, and spinors which imply zero current density. Then we consider plane wave solutions and superposition of solutions. The action of the Lorentz group is considered, and we find solutions which are invariant to subgroup preserving the world line of a 'particle' solution. Then we find some more general solutions, together with the corresponding electromagnetic fields.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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