*The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Electron*

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Title | The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Electron |

Author(s) | A M Awobode |

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Published | 2002 |

Journal | Il Nuovo Cimento |

Volume | 117 |

Number | 8 |

Pages | 841-848 |

## Abstract

*Nuovo cimento della Societa italiana di fisica. B, Relativity, classical and statistical physics* (**ISSN** 1124-1888), V117, N8, pp. 841-848. http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=14605394 The gyromagnetic ratio g of an electron is calculated by taking the non-relativistic limit of a newly proposed extension of the Dirac Hamiltonian coupled to a magnetic field. It is observed that the calculated g is greater than 2; the Dirac theory had predicted that g = 2 in sharp contradiction with accurate experimental observations. The additional quantity (g - 2)/2 d (1.6 x 10^{-3}) is shown here to be due to an extra term which appears in the reduced Hamiltonian, as a consequence of the modification of the rest energy. No divergences are encountered in the calculations described.