Quantum Electrodynamics

Volume 4


  • V B Berestetskii, Institute of Physical Sciences, U.S.S.R Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • L. P. Pitaevskii, Institute for Physical Problems, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR
  • E.M. Lifshitz

Several significant additions have been made to the second edition, including the operator method of calculating the bremsstrahlung cross-section, the calcualtion of the probabilities of photon-induced pair production and photon decay in a magneticfield, the asymptotic form of the scattering amplitudes at high energies, inelastic scattering of electrons by hadrons, and the transformation of electron-positron pairs into hadrons.
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For final year undergraduates, postgraduates, and research workers in theoretical physics and physics.


Book information

  • Published: January 1982
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-3371-0


'The treatment is thorough.. it is careful without being pedantic; and it is well supplied with applications to experimental situations...excellent value.' Physics Bulletin

Table of Contents

Prefaces; Introduction; Photons; Bosons; Fermions; Particles in an external field; Radiation; Scattering of radiation; Invariant perturbation theory; Interaction of electrons; Radiative corrections; Electrodynamics of hadrons; Index.