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quantum electrodynamics

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Contents

Idea

Quantum electrodynamics (“QED”) is the quantum field theory of electromagnetism: it describes the quantum theory of photons and electrons.

References

A decent textbook discussion of the standard lore is in

  • Eberhard Zeidler, Quantum field theory II: quantum electrodynamics – A bridge between mathematicians and physicists, Springer (2009)

A construction of QED in the context of AQFT is discussed in

Revised on October 30, 2011 13:24:05 by Toby Bartels (71.31.218.235)