Spinning-particle model for the Dirac equation and the relativistic Zitterbewegung

A. A. Deriglazov

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We construct the relativistic particle model without Grassmann variables which meets the following requirements. A) Canonical quantization of the model implies the Dirac equation. B) The variable which experiences Zitterbewegung, represents a gauge non-invariant variable in our model. Hence our particle does not experience the undesirable Zitterbewegung. C) In the non-relativistic limit spin is described by three-vector, as it could be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-313
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Dirac equation
  • Semiclassical description of relativistic spin
  • Theories with constraints
  • Zitterbewegung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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