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  1. The Development of the Space-Time View of Quantum Electrodynamics.

    The Development of the Space-Time View of Quantum Electrodynamics.

    Nobel Lecture 1965. Preprint.
    The rare offprint of Feynman's 1965 Nobel Lecture, in which Feynman humorously explains "the sequence of events, really the sequence of ideas, which occurred, and by which I finally came out the other end with an unsolved problem for which I ultimately received a prize". OCLC records only 6 institutional copies, and none appear in auction records. Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1965

    Published: [Stockholm]

    Stock Code: 83319

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  2. Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction.

    Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction.

    [in] The Physical Review Second Series, Volume 80, Number 3.
    First edition of the rigorous mathematical proof of the validity of Feynman Diagrams and Feynman Rules. Together with the two papers on the same subject published the previous year in The Physical Review, Volume 76, this forms part of the core of Feynman's work in Quantum Electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965. Rare, particularly in such excellent condition. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1950

    Published: Lancaster, PA and New York

    Stock Code: 83256

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  3. Relativistic Cut-Off for Quantum Electrodynamics,

    Relativistic Cut-Off for Quantum Electrodynamics,

    [in] The Physical Review. Volume 74, No. 10.
    First edition of Feynman's very first paper on quantum electrodynamics, in which he proposed a mechanism (the ‘cut-off') for removing the divergences which had plagued the theory since its development by Dirac. This paper pre-dates his work on Feynman diagrams, which was not published until the following year. This issue also contains the competing paper by Julian Schwinger, "Quantum electrodynamics I. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1948

    Published: Lancaster, PA and New York

    Stock Code: 83253

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