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Homework Help: Spin one-half particle

  1. Dec 8, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    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.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Dec 8, 2007 #2


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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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