Research in Engineering and Aviation

Zitterbewegung of the Electron in External Fields

April 1985

Author(s): Barut, A.O., Thacker, W.D.

Journal: Physical Review D, Vol. 31, pp. 2076-2088 (1985). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.31.2076


A new method is given to find the exact solutions of the Heisenberg equations in proper time of the first-order Dirac Hamiltonian in constant electromagnetic fields. We also give the exact Zitterbewegung of spin in a magnetic field.