We begin showing that for even dimensional vector spaces $V$ all automorphisms of their Clifford algebras are inner. So all orthogonal transformations of $V$ are restrictions to $V$ of inner automorphisms of the algebra. Thus under orthogonal transformations $P$ and $T$ --- space and time reversal --- all algebra elements, including vectors $v$ and spinors $\varphi$, transform as $v \to x v x^{-1}$ and $\varphi \to x \varphi x^{-1}$ for some algebra element $x$. We show that while under combined $PT$ spinor $\varphi \to x \varphi x^{-1}$ remain in its spinor space, under $P$ or $T$ separately $\varphi$ goes to a \emph{different} spinor space and may have opposite chirality. We conclude with a preliminary characterization of inner automorphisms with respect to their property to change, or not, spinor spaces.

On Spinors Transformations

BUDINICH, MARCO
2016-01-01

Abstract

We begin showing that for even dimensional vector spaces $V$ all automorphisms of their Clifford algebras are inner. So all orthogonal transformations of $V$ are restrictions to $V$ of inner automorphisms of the algebra. Thus under orthogonal transformations $P$ and $T$ --- space and time reversal --- all algebra elements, including vectors $v$ and spinors $\varphi$, transform as $v \to x v x^{-1}$ and $\varphi \to x \varphi x^{-1}$ for some algebra element $x$. We show that while under combined $PT$ spinor $\varphi \to x \varphi x^{-1}$ remain in its spinor space, under $P$ or $T$ separately $\varphi$ goes to a \emph{different} spinor space and may have opposite chirality. We conclude with a preliminary characterization of inner automorphisms with respect to their property to change, or not, spinor spaces.
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