ADVANCES IN APPLIED PHYSICSA Russian Scientific and Technical Journal2013, Vol. 1, No. 2 |
Quaternion algebra and Pauli equationM.A. MikaelyanA.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences 38 Vavilov str., Moscow, 119991, Russia E-mail: mikhail@bk.ru
If we use quaternion algebra instead of spinor formalism, then the description of spin particle appears to be identical
to the description of spinless particle. At the same time, unlike standard approach, “switching” of magnetic field by
the use of well-known substitution in momentum operator leads to the correct value of intrinsic magnetic moment of the particle. |