Description

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 magnetic field, 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.

Readership

For final year undergraduates, postgraduates, and research workers in theoretical physics and physics.

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.

Details

No. of pages:
667
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1982
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750633710
Electronic ISBN:
9780080503462

About the authors

V B Berestetskii

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Physical Sciences, U.S.S.R Academy of Sciences, Moscow

L. P. Pitaevskii

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Physical Problems, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR

Reviews

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