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Lecture Topic : (Math Physics) QUANTUM  ELECTRODYNAMICS (QED)  (M2, PhD, Jauch)

Prerequisites : Quantum Mechanics (M2);

Recommended Text(s) :

“Theory of Photons and Electrons”, J.M. Jauch & F. Rohrlich, Addison-Wesley, 1955.

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Lectures and Links :


Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   General Principles

Ch.2   The Radiation Field


Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.3   Relativistic Theory of Free Electrons

Ch.4   Interaction of Radiation with Electrons


Lecture 3  (link)

Ch.5   Invariance Properties of the Coupled Fields

Ch.6   Subsidiary Condition and Longitudinal Field


Lecture 4  (link)

Ch.7   The S-Matrix

Ch.8   Evaluation of the S-Matrix


Lecture 5  (link)

Ch.9   The Divergences in the Iteration Solution

Ch.10   Renormalization


Lecture 6  (link)

Ch.11   The Proton-Electron System

Ch.12   The Electron-Electron System


Lecture 7  (link)

Ch.13   The Proton-Proton System

Ch.14   Theory of the External Field


Lecture 8  (link)

Ch.15   External Field Problems

Ch.16   Special Problems


Lecture 9  (link)

Appendix  A1  The Invariant Functions

Appendix  A2  The Gamma Matrices


Lecture 10  (link)

Appendix  A3  A Theorem on te Representation of the Extended Lorentz Group by Irreducible Tensors

Appendix  A4  The Ordering Theorem


Lecture 11  (link)

Appendix  A5  On the Evaluation of Certain Integrals

Appendix  A6  A Limiting Relation for the d-Function

Appendix  A7  The Method of Analytic Continuation


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