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.


Quantum Mechanic Pair Production Commutation Relation Quantum Electrodynamic Black Body Radiation 
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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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