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Spin one-half particle

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http://mikef.org/files/phys_4241_hw19.pdf [Broken]
I am having trouble figuring out why the imaginary solutions to the differential equation were thrown out in Exercise 8.15.


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Dick
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The didn't throw out any imaginary solutions. The just wrote the solutions in terms linear combinations of real solutions. The coefficients can always be complex.
 

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