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Here is one tricky way to show that the Dirac representation is invariant under C,P,T-transformations. The free Dirac theory refers to the direct sum $\left( 0 , \frac{1}{2}\right) \oplus \left( \frac{1}{2}, 0 \right)$ of the Lorentz group irreducible spinor representations. As it can be shown, the representation $\left(\frac{n}{2}, \frac{m}{2}\right) \oplus ...


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In order to show this, figure out how the transformations $C, P, T$ act on each element in the equation individually. Pay special attention to $C$. That's a tricky one! For a start on C you can check out this physics SE post.


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The sentence in Peskin's and Schroeder's book that "the weak interactions preserve CP and T" is a bit misleading but there is a sense in which it is right. Experimentally, CP and T is known to be violated and CPT is always a symmetry. Theoretically, CPT is always a symmetry, too – it's proven by the CPT theorem. The CPT transformation is effectively a ...



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