Quantum Electrodynamics Without Feynman Diagrams

  • Adrian WüthrichEmail author
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 26)


If one compares Feynman diagrams with other diagrammatic representations of the same phenomena, one can discern the change in the conception and representation of the phenomena that silently occurred while Feynman diagrams were being developed by Feynman and then systematized by Freeman J. Dyson. In some publications, diagrammatic representations occupy centre stage, which testifies to their importance in the context of quantum electrodynamics (QED). In this section we will see that some authors even explicitly mention that improving diagrammatic representations was one of their principal goals.


Intermediate State Feynman Diagram Radiative Correction Quantum Electrodynamic Compton Scattering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Bern, History and Philosophy of Science, Exact SciencesBernSwitzerland

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