*This monumental collection of 34 historical papers on quantum electrodynamics features contributions by the 20th century's leading physicists: Dyson, Fermi, Feynman, Foley, Oppenheimer, Pauli, Weisskopf, and others.*

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# Selected Papers on Quantum Electrodynamics

This monumental collection of 34 historical papers on quantum electrodynamics features contributions by the 20th century's leading physicists: Dyson, Fermi, Feynman, Foley, Oppenheimer, Pauli, Weisskopf, and others. Twenty-nine are in English, three in German, and one each in French and Italian. Editor Julian Schwinger won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in quantum electrodynamics.
# Selected Papers Of Richard Feynman With Commentary

These scientific papers of Richard Feynman are renowned for their brilliant content and the author's striking original style. They are grouped by topic: path integral approach to the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, renormalized quantum electrodynamics, theory of superfluid liquid helium, theory of the Fermi interaction, polarons, gravitation, partons, computer theory, etc. Comments on Feynman's topics are provided by the editor, together with biographical notes and a complete bibliography of Feynman's publications.
# Quantum electrodynamics

# The Birth of Particle Physics

A distinctive collection of essays, discussions, and personal descriptions of the evolution of particle physics.
# Selected Papers of Freeman Dyson with Commentary

This book offers a unique compilation of papers in mathematics and physics from Freeman Dyson's 50 years of activity and research. These are the papers that Dyson considers most worthy of preserving, and many of them are classics. The papers are accompanied by commentary explaining the context from which they originated and the subsequent history of the problems that either were solved or left unsolved. This collection offers a connected narrative of the developments in mathematics and physics in which the author was involved, beginning with his professional life as a student of G. H. Hardy.
# Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Light of New Technology

”I re-experience once again the stimulating atmosphere of each of the ISQMs: There were theoretical discussions in diverse frontier areas of physics as well as descriptions of beautiful new (or planned) experiments and technologies. From each of the Symposia I always came away with the exciting feeling of how wonderful physics is and how lucky it is to be a physicist in this era.” Chen Ning Yang This volume is selected from the First through Fourth International Symposia on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. The International Symposia on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Light of New Technology (ISQMs) provide a unique interdisciplinary forum where distinguished theorists and experimentalists of diverse fields of research gather to discuss basic problems in quantum mechanics in the light of new technology. This volume collects 51 papers selected from over 200 papers by many distinguished scientists. It includes articles by C N Yang, J A Wheeler, Y Nambu, L Esaki and M P A Fisher, to name just a few, and contains topics ranging from quantum measurements to quantum cosmology. Contents:Proceedings of the First International Symposium (S Kamefuchi et al.):Gauge Fields, Electromagnetism and the Bohm–Aharonov Effect (C N Yang)Non-Local Phenomena and the Aharonov–Bohm Effect (Y Aharonov)Electron Holography, Aharonov–Bohm Effect and Flux Quantization (A Tonomura et al.)The Superposition Principle in Macroscopic Systems (A J Leggett)and other papersProceedings of the Second International Symposium (M Namiki et al.):Quantum Measurements in Neutron Interferometry (H Rauch)The Two-Photon Polarisation Correlation of Metastable Hydrogen as Test between Quantum Mechanics and Local Realistic Theories (H Kleinpoppen)Proof of the Aharonov–Bohm Effect with Completely Shielded Magnetic Field (A Tonomura et al.)Fractional Quantum Statistics in Two-Dimensional Systems (Y-S Wu)and other papersProceedings of the Third International Symposium (S Kobayashi et al.):Optical Manifestations of Berry's Topological Phases: Aharonov–Bohm-like Effects for the Photon (R Y Chiao)High Precision Determination of ??and Quantum Electrodynamics for Nonrelativistic Systems (T Kinoshita)Observations on Conductance Quantization and Dephasing in Mesoscale Systems (A Stern et al.)Quantum Ballistic Electron Transport and Conductance Quantization in a Constricted Two-Dimensional Electron Gas (B J van Wees)and other papersProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium (M Tsukada et al.):Reflections on the Development of Theoretical Physics (C N Yang)The Effect of Dissipation on Tunneling (A J Leggett)Quantum Diffusion in Metals (J Kondo)Tunneling Phenomena in Nuclear Physics (R A Broglia et al.)and other papers Readership: Scientists and engineers in optics, electronics, magnetics, device physics, condensed matter physics and applied physics in general. keywords:Quantum Mechanics;AharonovâBohm Effect;Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling;Theory of Measurement;Delayed Choice Experiment;Neutron Interferometry;EPR Correlation;STM;Gauge Fields;Conductance Quantization;Mesoscopic Systems;Berry's Phase;Coherence;Interference;Neutron Interferometer;Aspect's Experiment;Bell's Inequality;Hidden Variable;EPR Paradox
# Weimar Culture and Quantum Mechanics

This volume reprints Paul Forman''s classic papers on the history of the scientific profession in post-World War I Germany and the invention of quantum mechanics. The Forman thesis became famous for its demonstration of the cultural conditioning of scientific knowledge, in particular by showing the historical connection between the culture of Weimar Germany OCo known for its irrationality and antiscientism OCo and the emerging concept of quantum acausality. From the moment of its publication, Forman''s research provoked intense historical and philosophical debates. In 2007, participants at an international conference in Vancouver, Canada, discussed the implications of the Forman thesis for contemporary historiography. Their contributions collected in this volume represent cutting-edge research on the history of the quantum revolution and of German science."
# Selected Papers of Takeyuki Hida

The topics discussed in this book can be classified into three parts: . (i) Gaussian processes. The most general and in fact final representation theory of Gaussian processes is included in this book. This theory is still referred to often and its developments are discussed. (ii) White noise analysis. This book includes the notes of the series of lectures delivered in 1975 at Carleton University in Ottawa. They describe the very original idea of introducing the notion of generalized Brownian functionals (nowadays called OC generalized white noise functionalsOCO, and sometimes OC Hida distributionOCO. (iii) Variational calculus for random fields. This topic will certainly represent one of the driving research lines for probability theory in the next century, as can be seen from several papers in this volume. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Analysis of Brownian Functionals (1,502 KB). Contents: General Theory of White Noise Functionals; Gaussian and Other Processes; Infinite Dimensional Harmonic Analysis and Rotation Group; Quantum Theory; Feynman Integrals and Random Fields; Variational Calculus and Random Fields; Application to Biology. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the fields of probability theory, functional analysis, statistics and theoretical physics."
# Selected Papers of Abdus Salam

This is a selection from over 250 papers published by Abdus Salam. Professor Salam has been Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London and Director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, for which he was largely responsible for creating. He is one of the most distinguished theoretical physicists of his generation and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979 for his work on the unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions. He is well known for his deep interest in the development of scientific research in the third world (to which ICTP is devoted) and has taken a leading part in setting up the Third World Academy. His research work has ranged widely over quantum field theory and all aspects of the theory of elementary particles and more recently into other fields, including high-temperature superconductivity and theoretical biology. The papers selected represent a cross section of his work covering the entire period of 50 years from his student days to the present.
# Selected Papers 1945 1980 with Commentary

Consists of 73 articles and added items exclusively for this edition.
# A Pedestrian Approach to Quantum Field Theory

Written by a renowned professor of physics, this introductory text is geared toward graduate students taking a year-long course in quantum mechanics in which the third quarter is devoted to relativistic wave equations and field theory. Difficult concepts are introduced gradually, and the theory is applied to physically interesting problems. After an introductory chapter on the formation of quantum mechanics, the treatment advances to examinations of the quantum theory of the free electromagnetic field, the interaction of radiation and matter, second quantization, the interaction of quantized fields, and quantum electrodynamics. Additional topics include the theory of beta decay, particles that interact among themselves, quasi particles in plasmas and metals, and the problem of infinities in quantum electrodynamics. The Appendix contains selected answers to problems that appear throughout the text.
# Murray Gell Mann

Murray Gell-Mann is one of the leading physicists in the world. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1969 for his work on the SU(3) symmetry. His list of publications, albeit relatively short, is highly impressive — he has written mainly papers, which have become landmarks in physics. In 1953, Gell-Mann introduced the strangeness quantum number. In 1954, he proposed, together with F Low, the idea of the renormalization group. In 1958, Gell-Mann wrote, together with R Feynman, an important paper on the V-A theory of weak interactions. In 1961, Gell-Mann published his ideas on the SU(3) symmetry. In 1964, he proposed the quark model for hadrons. In 1971, Gell-Mann, together with H Fritzsch, proposed the color quantum number; and in 1972, the theory of QCD. These major publications of Gell-Mann are collected in this volume, thus providing physicists with easy access to the important publications of Gell-Mann.
# The Conceptual Completion and the Extensions of Quantum Mechanics 1932 1941 Epilogue Aspects of the Further Development of Quantum Theory 1942 1999

Quantum Theory, together with the principles of special and general relativity, constitute a scientific revolution that has profoundly influenced the way in which we think about the universe and the fundamental forces that govern it. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is a definitive historical study of that scientific work and the human struggles that accompanied it from the beginning. Drawing upon such materials as the resources of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics, the Niels Bohr Archives, and the archives and scientific correspondence of the principal quantum physicists, as well as Jagdish Mehra's personal discussions over many years with most of the architects of quantum theory, the authors have written a rigorous scientific history of quantum theory in a deeply human context. This multivolume work presents a rich account of an intellectual triumph: a unique analysis of the creative scientific process. The Historical Development of Quantum Theory is science, history, and biography, all wrapped in the story of a great human enterprise. Its lessons will be an aid to those working in the sciences and humanities alike.
# The Story of Spin

All atomic particles have a particular "spin," analogous to the earth's rotation on its axis. The quantum mechanical reality underlying spin is complex and still poorly understood. Sin-itiro Tomonaga's The Story of Spin remains the most complete and accessible treatment of spin, and is now available in English translation. Tomonaga tells the tale of the pioneers of physics and their difficult journey toward an understanding of the nature of spin and its relationship to statistics. His clear unfolding of the tale of spin is invaluable to students of physics, chemistry, and astronomy, and his description of the historical development of spin will interest historians and philosophers of science. "This piece of the history of physics will provide excellent and exciting reading. . . . It also provides the personal touch of an expert in the field that is so often lacking in the physics literature. I recommend it very highly."—Fritz Rohrlich, Physics Today Sin-itiro Tomonaga was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965.
# Selected Papers of E B Dynkin with Commentary

Eugene Dynkin is a rare example of a contemporary mathematician who has achieved outstanding results in two quite different areas of research: algebra and probability. In both areas, his ideas constitute an essential part of modern mathematical knowledge and form a basis for further development. Although his last work in algebra was published in 1955, his contributions continue to influence current research in algebra and in the physics of elementary particles. His work in probability is part of both the historical and the modern development of the topic. This volume presents Dynkin's scientific contributions in both areas. Included are Commentary by recognized experts in the corresponding fields who describe the time, place, role, and impact of Dynkin's research and achievements. Biographical notes and the recollections of his students are also featured.
# Selected Papers on the Theory of Thermal Convection with Special Application to the Earth s Planetary Atmosphere

# Quantum Mechanics High Energy Physics and Accelerators

The scientific career of John Steward Bell was distinguished by its breadth and its quality. He made several very important contributions to scientific fields as diverse as nuclear physics, accelerator physics, high energy physics and the philosophy of quantum mechanics and relativity. This book contains a large part of J.S. Bell's publications, including those that are recognized as his most important achievements, as well as others that are less well known. The selection was made by Mary Bell, Martinus Veltman and Kurt Gottfried, all of whom were involved with John Bell both personally and professionally throughout a large part of his life. An introductory chapter has been written to help place the selected papers in a historical context and to review their significance.
# Photonics Volume 1

Covers modern photonics accessibly and discusses the basic physical principles underlying all the applications and technology of photonics. This volume covers the basic physical principles underlying the technology and all applications of photonics from statistical optics to quantum optics. The topics discussed in this volume are: Photons in perspective; Coherence and Statistical Optics; Complex Light and Singular Optics; Electrodynamics of Dielectric Media; Fast and slow Light; Holography; Multiphoton Processes; Optical Angular Momentum; Optical Forces, Trapping and Manipulation; Polarization States; Quantum Electrodynamics; Quantum Information and Computing; Quantum Optics; Resonance Energy Transfer; Surface Optics; Ultrafast Pulse Phenomena. Comprehensive and accessible coverage of the whole of modern photonics Emphasizes processes and applications that specifically exploit photon attributes of light Deals with the rapidly advancing area of modern optics Chapters are written by top scientists in their field Written for the graduate level student in physical sciences; Industrial and academic researchers in photonics, graduate students in the area; College lecturers, educators, policymakers, consultants, Scientific and technical libraries, government laboratories, NIH.
# Selected Papers Volume 6

This is the first of six volumes collecting significant papers of the distinguished astrophysicist and Nobel laureate S. Chandrasekhar. His work is notable for its breadth as well as for its brilliance; his practice has been to change his focus from time to time to pursue new areas of research. The result has been a prolific career full of discoveries and insights, some of which are only now being fully appreciated. Chandrasekhar has selected papers that trace the development of his ideas and that present aspects of his work not fully covered in the books he has periodically published to summarize his research in each area.
# Elementary Particles and Their Interactions

The first part of this two-part work is intended as an introduction to the fundamentals, while the second part discusses applications from the point of view of the researcher. Lively illustrations and informative tables, an overview at the beginning of each chapter and exercises with solutions make this book a valuable resource.