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Advanced quantum mechanics.


Advanced quantum mechanics.

Dyson, Freeman. Transcribed by David Derbes.

World Scientific


220 pages




Dyson's momentous lectures of 1951 at Cornell U. charged at least one generation of physicists, if not three or four, but complete transcriptions were scanty. Here Dyson elaborates on his ground-breaking articles, "The radiation theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger and Feynman" and "The S matrix in quantum electrodynamics," working through the Dirac theory, scattering problems and born approximation, field theory, examples of quantized field theories, free particle scattering problems, the general theory of free particle scattering, and scattering by a static potential with a comparison to experimental results. Includes notes on transcription, references and index. This is a great ride with a supreme master behind the wheel.

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