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Dirac ’ s The Principles of Quantum Mechanics *
Paul A.M. Dirac’s book, The Principles of Quantum Mechanics, summarized the foundations of a new science,much of which was his own creation.It expressed the spirit of the new quantum mechanics,
:The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
During the last thirty years of his life, Albert Einstein sought relentlessly for a so-called unified field theory—a theory capable of describing nature's forces within a single, all-encompassing,
Radiative corrections to Compton scattering
Corrections of order e6 to the differential cross section for Compton scattering of unpolarized radiation by electrons are computed. The results for corrections ascribable to virtual photons are
Feynman's Thesis - A New Approach To Quantum Theory
# Least Action in Classical Mechanics: # The Concept of Functional # The Principle of Least Action # Conservation of Energy. Constants of the Motion # Particles Interacting Through an Intermediate
The idea of the neutrino
During the 1920's physicists came to accept the view that matter is built of only two kinds of elementary particles, electrons and protons, which they often called “negative and positive electrons.”
Numerical Value of the Lamb Shift
The average excitation potential of the $2s$ state of hydrogen which occurs in the Lamb shift, is calculated numerically and found to be 16.646\ifmmode\pm\else\textpm\fi{}0.007 Ry. This gives a
Renormalization: From Lorentz to Landau (and Beyond)
The essays in this volume treat various aspects of renormalization theory in classical and quantum physics. R.S. Mills gives a simple overview of how renormalization works in quantum electrodynamics,
TWO-COMPONENT FERMION THEORY
The relativistic generalization of Pauli's equstion for the electron has recently motivated Feyaman and GellMann to propose a specific form of universal Fermis interaction. Panticles satisfying this
The Birth of Particle Physics
Part I. Introduction: 1. The birth of elementary particle physics: 1930-1950 Laurie M. Brown and Lillian Hoddeson Part II. Theoretical Underpinnings: 2. The origin of quantum field theory Paul A. M.
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