Particles, Sources, And Fields, Volume 2: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Particles, Sources, And Fields, Volume 2

1st Edition

By Julian Schwinger

CRC Press

324 pages

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This classic book (volume two of three volumes) is almost exclusively concerned with quantum electrodynamics. As such, it is retrospective in its subject matter. The topics discussed range from anomalous magnetic moments and vacuum polarization, in a variety of applications, to the energy level displacements in hydrogenic atoms, with occasional excursions into nuclear and high-energy physics. Based as it is upon the conceptually and computationally simple foundations of source theory, little in the way of formal mathematical apparatus is required, and thus most of the book is devoted to the working out of physical problems.

Table of Contents

Electrodynamics I * Charged Particle Propagation Functions * A Magnetic Moment Calculation * Photon Propagation Function * From Factors I. Scattering * From Factors II. Single and Double Spectral Forms * From Factors III. Spin * From Factors IV. The Deuteron * Scattering by Light I. Low Frequencies * Scattering by Light II. Forward Scattering * Scattering by Light III. Double Spectral Forms * H-Particle Energy Displacements. Nonrelativistic Discussion * A Relativistic Scattering Calculation * Photon-Charged Particle Scattering * Non-Causal Methods * H-Particle Energy Displacements. Spin 0 Relativistic Theory * H-Particle Energy Displacements. Spin Relativistic Theory I * H-Particle Energy Displacements. Spin Relativistic Theory II

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