Biedenharn, LC and Bohm, A and Tarlini, M and Mukunda, N and Van Dam, H (1984) Spinorial relativistic rotator: The transformation from quasi-Newtonian to Minkowski coordinates. In: Physical Review D, 30 (2). pp. 409-420.
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There exists a remarkably close relationship between the operator algebra of the Dirac equation and the corresponding operators of the spinorial relativistic rotator (an indecomposable object lying on a mass-spin Regge trajectory). The analog of the Foldy-Wouthuysen transformation (more generally, the transformation between quasi-Newtonian and Minkowski coordinates) is constructed and explicit results are discussed for the spin and position operators. Zitterbewegung is shown to exist for a system having only positive energies.
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