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A Lagrangian formulation of the Joos-Weinberg wave equations for spin- s particles

Il Nuovo Cimento A 01/1968; 57(2):210-218. DOI: 10.1007/BF02891000

ABSTRACT The Lorentz covariant, spin-s, Joos-Weinberg equations are derived from a Lagrangian. This Lagrangian is written entirely in terms of an auxiliary field
φ (x) and the Joos-Weinberg wave function ψ(x) is defined in terms of φ(x). The function ψ(x) describes a free, massive, spin-s particle, while φ(x) describes a free, massive, spin-s particle «decorated» with massless, spin-s neutrinos. The question of whether ψ(x) or φ(x) is the wave function corresponding to reality is discussed. The interpretation of ψ(x) as the actual wave function is favoured here.
Si deducono da una lagrangiana le equazioni di Joos-Weinberg, di spins, covarianti secondo Lorentz. Si scrive la lagrangiana interamente in termini di un campo ausiliario φ(x) e si definisce la funzione d'onda di Joos-Weinberg ψ(x) in termini di φ(x). La funzione ψ(x) descrive una particella libera, dotata di massa, di spins, mentre φ(x) descrive una particella libera, dotata di massa, di spins «adorna» di neutrini, privi di massa, di spins. Si discute quale delle due funzioni ψ(x) o φ(x) sia la funzione d'onda corrispondente alla realtà. In questo articolo si preferisce interpretare ψ(x) come l'effettiva funzione d'onda.
Из Лагранжиана выводятся Лорентц-инвариантные уравнения йюса-Вейнберга для спинаs. Лагранжиан записывается полностью в терминах вспомогательного поля φ(x), и вллновая функция йюса-Вейнберга ψ(x) определяется в терминах φ(x). Функция ψ(x) описывает свободную массивную частипу со спиномs, тогда как φ(x) описывает свободную массивную частипу со спиномs, «украшенную» безмассовыми нейтрино со спиномs. Обсуждается вопрос какая из функций ψ(x) или φ(x) является волновой функцией, соответствуюшей действительности. Здесь отдается предпочтение интерпретации, когда ψ(x) представляет реальную волновую функцию.

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