The Development of a New Means of Representation: Goals and Milestones

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


Two of the principal aims of this study were to reconstruct the route that led Feynman, between approximately 1946 and 1948, to devise his new method of diagrams and to evaluate what was achieved. In the preceding sections I showed how Feynman developed his diagrams in a series of comprehensible steps, and that his primary consideration was to solve important theoretical problems of the theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED) as it then stood. This goal was finally achieved to a satisfactory extent by Freeman J. Dyson’s systematization of Feynman’s results.


Closed Loop Dirac Equation Feynman Diagram Symbol System Classical Electrodynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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