Momentum term to be expanded in dirac gamma matrices

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help1please
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Homework Statement



I need help to expand some matrices

Homework Equations



[tex]\pi = \frac{\partial \mathcal{L}}{\partial \dot{q}} = i \hbar \gamma^0[/tex]

The Attempt at a Solution



How do I expand

[tex]i\hbar \gamma^0[/tex]

the matrix in this term, I am a bit lost. All the help would be appreciated!
 

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  • #2
help1please
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Homework Statement



I need help to expand some matrices

Homework Equations



[tex]\pi = \frac{\partial \mathcal{L}}{\partial \dot{q}} = i \hbar \gamma^0[/tex]

The Attempt at a Solution



How do I expand

[tex]i\hbar \gamma^0[/tex]

the matrix in this term, I am a bit lost. All the help would be appreciated!


Can no one answer my question?
 
  • #3
TSny
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[tex]\pi = \frac{\partial \mathcal{L}}{\partial \dot{q}} = i \hbar \gamma^0[/tex]

That looks odd. Can you give us the Lagrangian that you're starting with?
 
  • #4
help1please
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That looks odd. Can you give us the Lagrangian that you're starting with?

It has been a while since I dabbled with Dirac matrices... factoring gamma zero is simply 1.


DUH to me.
 

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