# Photons and Atoms: Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics

@inproceedings{cohentannoudji1989PhotonsAA, title={Photons and Atoms: Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics}, author={Claude cohen-tannoudji and Jacques Dupont-roc and Gilbert Grynberg}, year={1989} }

Classical Electrodynamics: The Fundamental Equations and the Dynamical Variables. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Approach to Electrodynamics. The Standard Lagrangian and the Coulomb Gauge. Quantum Electrodynamics in the Coulomb Gauge. Other Equivalent Formulations of Electrodynamics. Introduction to the Covariant Formulation of Quantum Electrodynamics. References. Index.

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