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The quantum vacuum : an introduction to quantum electrodynamics

Author: Peter W Milonni
Publisher: Boston : Academic Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In physics, the classical vacuum of tranquil nothingness has been replaced by a quantum vacuum.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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Milonni
ISBN: 0124980805 9780124980808
OCLC Number: 422797902
Description: xvi, 522 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Zero-Point Energy in Early Quantum Theory. The Electromagnetic Vacuum. Some QED Vacuum Effects. Nonrelativistic Theory of Atoms in Vacuum. Interlude: Radiation Reaction. The Vacuum in Quantum Optics. Casimirand van der Waals Forces: Prelude. Casimir and van der Waals Forces: Elaborations. The Dirac Equation. Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Self-Energies and Renormalization. Feynman Diagrams. Appendices: Oscillator Equation and Absorption Rate. Force onan Atom in a Thermal Field. Derivation of Equation (2.28). Electric Field of Radiation Reaction. Photodetection and Normal Ordering. Transverse and Longitudinal Delta Functions. Lorentz-Invariant Measure. Index.
Responsibility: Peter W. Milonni.
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