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Title: On the divergence difficulty of quantized field theories and the rigorous treatment of radiation reaction : with related additional papers
Author: Peng, Hwan-Wu
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1945
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Abstract:
By an orthodox application of the perturbation theory to the general case of a quantized field, it is shown that the divergence difficulty hitherto encountered arises from a faulty application of the expansion method. The difficulty disappears if the degeneracy of the unperturbed system is properly treated by the method of secular perturbation. Physically, it is shown that this amounts to a rigorous treatment of the radiation reaction.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Sc.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.620816  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Divergence difficulty ; Perturbation theory ; Radiation reaction
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