The relativistic wave equations currently used in physics are the Dirac equation and the Klein-Gordon equation. Only recently, the Salpeter equation has stimulated the interest of the scientific community. In this paper a new relativistic wave equation for particles with non-zero rest mass, the Pearcey equation, is presented. There is great formal similarity between the Pearcey equation, the Schrödinger equation and the Salpeter equation. In particular, the Pearcey equation allows us to understand the onset of the relativistic behaviour in a similar way as the Salpeter equation. It is possibile also to keep the parallelism between optics and quantum mechanics at which we are used in non relativistic quantum mechanics.

The missing piece: A new relativistic wave equation, the Pearcey equation

Torre A.
2019

Abstract

The relativistic wave equations currently used in physics are the Dirac equation and the Klein-Gordon equation. Only recently, the Salpeter equation has stimulated the interest of the scientific community. In this paper a new relativistic wave equation for particles with non-zero rest mass, the Pearcey equation, is presented. There is great formal similarity between the Pearcey equation, the Schrödinger equation and the Salpeter equation. In particular, the Pearcey equation allows us to understand the onset of the relativistic behaviour in a similar way as the Salpeter equation. It is possibile also to keep the parallelism between optics and quantum mechanics at which we are used in non relativistic quantum mechanics.
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