The “Sommerfeld Puzzle” revisited and resolved

Foundations of Physics 13 (1):13-34 (1983)


The exact agreement between the Sommerfeld and Dirac results for the energy levels of the relativistic hydrogen atom (the “Sommerfeld Puzzle”) is analyzed and explained

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