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The quantum vacuum : an introduction to quantum electrodynamics

Author: Peter W Milonni
Publisher: Boston : Academic Press, ©1994.
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In physics, the classical vacuum of tranquil nothingness has been replaced by a quantum vacuum. This book describes the concept of the vacuum in quantum physics with emphasis on quantum  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Milonni, Peter W.
Quantum vacuum.
Boston : Academic Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)645871672
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Milonni
ISBN: 0124980805 9780124980808
OCLC Number: 28709624
Description: xvi, 522 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Zero-Point Energy in Early Quantum Theory --
2. The Electromagnetic Vacuum --
3. Some QED Vacuum Effects --
4. Nonrelativistic Theory of Atoms in a Vacuum --
5. Interlude: Radiation Reaction --
6. The Vacuum in Quantum Optics --
7. Casimir and van der Waals Forces: Prelude --
8. Casimir and van der Waals Forces: Elaborations --
9. The Dirac Equation --
10. Introduction to Quantum Field Theory --
11. Self-Energies and Renormalization --
12. Feynman Diagrams --
App. A. Oscillator Equation and Absorption Rate --
App. B. Force on an Atom in a Thermal Field --
App. C. Derivation of Equation (2.28) --
App. D. Electric Field of Radiation Reaction --
App. E. Photodetection and Normal Ordering --
App. F. Transverse and Longitudinal Delta Functions --
App. G. Lorentz-Invariant Measure --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter W. Milonni.
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