PS 272

PS 272 Quantum Electrodynamics (3 units)

After taking up a classical look at electrodynamics, this course introduces the theories involved in quantum electrodynamics such as selected topics in quantum theory of radiation, solutions to atomic matter-radiation interaction, multipole radiation and propagation, multiple scattering and laser principles.

Prerequisite: PS 271, PS 208

Bethe, Hans A., Intermediate Quantum Mechanics, New York: W. A. Benjamin, Inc., 1964.
Cohen-Tannoudji, C., Dupont-Roc, J. & Grynberg, G., Photons and Atoms: Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics, John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Feynman, R. P., Quantum Electrodynamics (Advanced Book Classics), Perseus Publishing, 1998.
Feynman, R. P., QED, Princeton University Press, 1988.
Greiner, W., Reinhardt, J. (contributor) & Bromley, D. A., Quantum Electrodynamics (Theoretical Physics, V. 4) 2nd Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1996.
Heitler, W., The Quantum Theory of Radiation 3rd Ed., London: Oxford University Press, 1960.
Isham, Chris J., Lectures on Quantum Theory: Mathematical and Structural Foundations, London: Imperial College Press, 1997.
Loudon, Rodney, The Quantum Theory of Light, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.
Sakurai, J. J., Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1967.