Abstract

After a discussion of the one-component Schrödinger (1926) and the four-component Dirac (1928) representation of hydrogen it is shown that the six-component electrodynamic picture turns out to be considerably simpler and clearer. The computational effort is reduced to a fraction. Again we start with covariant source-free electro dynamics [1] (1) with its complex components rot E + -H = 0 c rot H £ = 0 dive £ =0 d \\fiH = 0 rot £ + -/ / = 0 c rot H + — £ = 0 c (1)