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Proof. We note that from (3. 1 )- (3. 11) the matrices p 1 ' P3 ' a 1 ' a3 ' 0 1' are real and the matrices P2 ' a2 ' are imaginary. 0 2' Y1 ' Y3 03 ' Y2 46. 26) and noting that p, m, ~ and E are all real, we obtain p (0* • p+ ~m) u! = E u! 85) and { y2 , ~} = 0, the above equation becomes (-Ci • p + ~m) (y2 u! ) = - E y2 u! 86) Likewise the complex conjugate of (3,27) is ... 85), can also be written as (- a. 87) u! = 2s y2 u! 27) we see that y2 u.! and v- satisfy identical equations; therefore they must p,s p,s be proportional to each other.

11) THE SPIN-1/2 FIELD 31. tI = = ~t [a. , a. l = [ Y· , Y· l = 2i eijk ak I J I J and {a. , a. } = 2 5.. I J IJ {Y 1 Y } p v = 25 , {a. 12) 0 J-iV In the above, as well as later on, all Roman subscripts i, j, k vary to 4. 13) where II' is a 4 x 1 column matrix. ) If II' were a classical field, then from the variational principle 6 J: d4x = f 0 , we have (y - f-1 0-+ m)ll' = 0 (3. 11 ), can also be written as (-(;; · V+ ~m) II'= itP . (3. 15) We observe that Eq. 16) th where the ••• term does not contain II' • Let li'A be the A com- ponent of the 4 x 1 matrix II' , where A= 1, 2, 3, 4.

T) J 1 T -- 0, -[lT(r, t), Cj>(r', t) 1 = 1 5·· = - i ~ T which leads to, when s3 (7- 7•) where ..... - i 53(r- r') , is the three-dimensional Dirac 5-function. 5) both points 7 and 7• are assumed to be inside thebox n. >(7•, t)] = [TI(;:+, t), TI(7•, t)l = 0. 9). 9) we find [H, q>(7, t)l = -i~(7, t) • INTRODUCTION TO FIELD THEORY 20. 6) we see that the lefthand side is- i TI(7, t), and that leads to rr c7, t) == ~ cr, t) (2. 3). Likewise, by setting O(t) = TI(7, t) in Heisenberg's equation (1.