The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Electron

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Scientific Paper
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


Nuovo cimento della Societa italiana di fisica. B, Relativity, classical and statistical physics (ISSN 1124-1888), V117, N8, pp. 841-848. 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.