Item description for Quantum Electrodynamics by Walter Greiner...
This completely revised and corrected new edition provides several new examples and exercises to enable deeper insight in formalism and application of Quantum electrodynamics. It is a thorough introductory text providing all necessary mathematical tools together with many examples and worked problems. In their presentation of the subject the authors adopt a heuristic approach based on the propagator formalism. The latter is introduced in the first two chapters in both its nonrelativistic and relativistic versions. Subsequently, a large number of scattering and radiation processes involving electrons, positrons, and photons are introduced and their theoretical treatment is presented in great detail. Higher order processes and renormalization are also included. The book concludes with a discussion of two-particle states and the interaction of spinless bosons.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 7.3" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 16, 2002
ISBN 3540440291 ISBN13 9783540440291
Reviews - What do customers think about Quantum Electrodynamics?
Excellent for self-study - My highest recommendations Jan 28, 2004
This book basically covers the same material as chapters 6-9 of the classic "Relativistic Quantum Mechanics" by Bjorken & Drell. - Propagator - Basic Quantum Electrodynamical Processes - The Scattering Matrix in Higher Order (including good discussions of vacuum polarization, electron self-energy and the vertex correction) - QED of spinless bosons
In addition to this it covers bound systems and strong fields, which are not discussed in B&D. The book also does a good job of working out a lot of the details missing from B&D.
The only minuses are: -- some of the more advanced topics in B&D are dropped. -- there are a lot of typos (but the alert reader should spot them easily)
Most accurate theory in physics. Feb 17, 2000
QED is known as the most accurate theory in physics. This text nicely explains the major achievements in QED by Feynmann, Schwniger, and Tomonaga. Important connection among relativities, quantum mechanics, and classical electrodynamics.