Quantum Electrodynamics

Authors: Greiner, Walter, Reinhardt, Joachim

  • Several new examples and exercises

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About this Textbook

We are pleased by the positive resonance of our book which now necessitates a fourth edition. We have used this opportunity to implement corrections of misprints and amendments at several places, and to extend and improve the discussion of many of the exercises and examples. We hope that our presentation of the method of equivalent photons (Example 3. 17), the form factor of the electron (Example 5. 7), the infrared catastrophe (Example 5. 8) and the energy shift of atomic levels (Example 5. 9)arenow even better to understand. The new Exercise 5. 10 shows in detail how to arrive at the non-relativistic limit for the calculation of form factors. Moreover, we have brought up-to-date the Biographical Notes about physicists who have contributed to the dev- opment of quantum electrodynamics, and references to experimental tests of the t- ory. For example, there has been recent progress in the determination of the electric and magnetic form factors of the proton (discussed in Exercise 3. 5 on the Rosenbluth formula) and the Lamb shift of high-Z atoms (discussed in Example 5. 9 on the energy shift of atomic levels), while the experimental veri cation of the birefringence of the QED vacuum in a strong magnetic eld (Example 7. 8) remains unsettled and is a topic of active ongoing research.

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From the reviews of the third edition:

"Quantum electrodynamics (QED) nowadays is considered to be physics’ most precise theory beneath the theory of general relativity. … Greiner’s and Reinhardt’s book provides both teachers and students with all that is necessary to understand QED from its origin. And to the best of my knowledge, it is one of the few books that really do so. … as a reference book, it forms a good companion to any other book on the shelf to show exactly how things are done." (T. Beier, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 45 (3), 2004)

"This completely revised and corrected new edition provides several new examples and exercises to enable deeper insight to formalism and application of Quantum electrodynamics. It is a thorough introductory text providing all necessary mathematical tools together with many examples and worked problems." (Revista Espanola de Fisica, Vol. 17 (6), 2003)

"The particular volume on quantum electrodynamics was first published in 1992, with a second edition in 1994 and now a third one at the end of 2002. … I have used the former edition(s) of this particular volume in a course on QED and it is a very good source to find all the details. … The books of Greiner … have owned their specific place in the literature on theoretical physics and this volume fits fully in that scheme." (Kris Heyde, Physicalia, Vol. 25 (4), 2003)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Propagators and Scattering Theory

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • The Propagators for Electrons and Positrons

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 39-76

  • Quantum-Electrodynamical Processes

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 77-241

  • Summary: The Feynman Rules of QED

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 243-253

  • The Scattering Matrix in Higher Orders

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 255-328

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-87560-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Electrodynamics
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-87561-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-87561-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-87560-4
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XVI, 448
Number of Illustrations and Tables
169 b/w illustrations
Topics