QED And The Men Who Made It

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QED and the Men Who Made It

In the 1930s, physics was in a crisis. There appeared to be no way to reconcile the new theory of quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity. Several approaches had been tried and had failed. In the post-World War II period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of quantum electrodynamics (QED), probably the most successful theory in physics. This formulation of QED was pioneered by Freeman Dyson, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, three of whom won the Nobel Prize for their work. In this book, physicist and historian Silvan Schweber tells the story of these four physicists, blending discussions of their scientific work with fascinating biographical sketches.

Specifications of QED and the Men Who Made It

AuthorSilvan S. Schweber
EditionFirst Paperback Edition
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number Of Pages784
Publication Date1994-04-04
Height9.25 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width1.77 inch.
Weight2.75 pounds.

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