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The Paradigm of Interactions: The Electromagnetic Case

  • Sylvie Braibant
  • Giorgio Giacomelli
  • Maurizio Spurio
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Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

Electromagnetic (EM) theory is one of the most successful paradigms of classical physics. From Maxwell’s original formulation, the EM equations were easily adapted to a relativistic representation and then to a quantized field theory. The success of the EM theory is due to the precise knowledge of the analytic form of the interaction potential between charged particles.

Keywords

Feynman Diagram Virtual Photon Incident Particle Virtual Particle Dirac Theory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvie Braibant
    • 1
  • Giorgio Giacomelli
    • 1
  • Maurizio Spurio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and INFNUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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