Early Germs of Quantum Field Theory in the History of Quantum Physics

  • Friedrich Hund
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 80)


The main concepts of quantum electrodynamics: duality of fields and particles, field quanta, antiparticles, creation and annihilation of particles, reactions based on a coupling, these concepts are common for all quantum field theory. Roots and germs of them we find already in the early history of quantum physics.




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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich Hund
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik der UniversitätGöttingenGermany

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