Dynamics of Charged Particles and their Radiation Field


Dynamics of Charged Particles and their Radiation Field

This book provides a self-contained and systematic introduction to classical electron theory and nonrelativistic quantum electrodynamics. The first half of the book covers the classical theory in much detail, which the second half explores quantum theory, leading to a coherent presentation of non-relativistic quantum electrodynamics. It covers the interaction between charges and the Maxwell field, with particular focus on the derivation of radiative friction. It provides a coherent presentation with emphasis on radiation phenomena and relaxation to the ground state, space-adiabatic limit, effective mass and g-factor, and removal of the ultraviolet cut-off.


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"The authors has taken a fascinating area of physics, whose mathematical basis has in the past been unjustly neglected, and given us a coherent and thorough presentation of it. I recommend that applied mathematicians look into this book and hope that at least a few get sufficiently hooked by the subject that they are motivated to work on it themselves."
Alan Rendall, SIAM Review


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