Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 1951. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF THE BETHE-SALPETER EQUATION, A PARTICULARLY GROUNDBREAKING QUANTUM FIELD THEORETICAL TOOL THAT CAN BE APPLIED IN ANY QUANTUM FIELD THEORY & MOST AREAS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS.
The Bethe-Salpeter equation describes the “bound states between two or more elementary particles on a fully covariant relativistic footing. The work was stimulated in part by two papers by Tamm and Dancoff, but then mainly by a series of seminal papers by Feynman and by Dyson on quantum electrodynamics, which started in 1949” (Salpeter, Scholarpedia, 3 (11), 2008, p. 7483). The equation itself is in fact a direct application of the Feynman rules.
Earlier in 1951, the authors had written a paper announcing the concept of the Bethe-Salpeter equation, but that paper was without either derivations or calculations. The paper offered here puts forth the derivations and calculations specific to the theory and is thus considered the first documented publication. Item #536
CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics. 4to. 10.5 x 7.75 inches (262 x 194mm). Bound in original wraps; meticulously rebacked. Very faint library stamp on the front and rear wrap as well as the first page; literally the stamps are very difficult to even see (see scan). Otherwise fine condition in every way.