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Quantum Field Theory Methods of Spin 1∕2

  • Edouard B. Manoukian
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

The major theme of quantum field theory is the development of a unified theory that may be used to describe nature from microscopic to cosmological distances. Quantum field theory was born 90 years ago, when quantum theory met relativity, and has captured the hearts of the brightest theoretical physicists in the world. It is still going strong. It has gone through various stages, met various obstacles on the way, and has been struggling to provide us with a coherent description of nature in spite of the “patchwork” of seemingly different approaches that have appeared during the last 40 years or so, but still all, with the common goal of unification.

Keywords

Gauge Transformation Dirac Equation External Electromagnetic Field Coulomb Scattering Electromagnetic Current 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edouard B. Manoukian
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  1. 1.The Institute for Fundamental StudyNaresuan UniversityPhitsanulokThailand

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