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The renormalization of charge and temporality in quantum electrodynamics

Bacelar Valente, Mario (2008) The renormalization of charge and temporality in quantum electrodynamics. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    In this article it is intended a closer look at the renormalization procedure used in quantum electrodynamics to cope with the divergent integrals that appear in higher-order calculations within the theory. The main focus will be the charge renormalization that reveals, in a clearer way than the mass renormalization, structural limitations present in quantum electrodynamics that are even more aggravating than the ones usually pointed at when considering the renormalization procedure. In this way we see that the possibility of charge renormalization is due to limitations of the theory in the temporal description of the interactions.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: renormalization, cut-off regularization, quantum electrodynamics, electron self-energy, photon self-energy, Møller scattering
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
    Depositing User: Mario Bacelar Valente
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 3991
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3991

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