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Weyl, Majorana and Dirac Fields from a Unified Perspective

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Department of Physics, University of Basel, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
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Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), 5232 Villigen, Switzerland; Tel.: +41-56-310-2390
Academic Editor: Eberhard Widmann
Symmetry 2016, 8(9), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym8090087
Received: 13 July 2016 / Revised: 12 August 2016 / Accepted: 24 August 2016 / Published: 30 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue CPT Symmetry)
A self-contained derivation of the formalism describing Weyl, Majorana and Dirac fields from a unified perspective is given based on a concise description of the representation theory of the proper orthochronous Lorentz group. Lagrangian methods play no role in the present exposition, which covers several fundamental aspects of relativistic field theory, which are commonly not included in introductory courses when treating fermionic fields via the Dirac equation in the first place. View Full-Text
Keywords: Lorentz group; symmetry and conservation laws; non-standard-model neutrinos; real and complex spinor representations Lorentz group; symmetry and conservation laws; non-standard-model neutrinos; real and complex spinor representations
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