[Compact Textbook of Quantum Electrodynamics]
Series:De Gruyter Studium
Aims and Scope
The author provides an up-to-date presentation of this complex theme, with extensive discussion of renormalization theory, renormalization group equations, and decoupling heavy particles. The concept of the quantum field is introduced through the quantization of free electromagnetic fields, clearly differentiating the particles of quantum field electrodynamics from the point particles of classical mechanics.