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(physics) a theory that explains a physical phenomenon in terms of a field and the manner in which it interacts with matter or with other fields

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He contends that it is more logical and easier to teach the various sub-fields in the reverse order of their historical development, so he elucidates the physics from quantum field theory to classical mechanics from a set of common basic principles in a unified way.
Particles in our universe are described by relativistic quantum field theory, which combines quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity.
Drawing on an extensive bibliography, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Media Practice at minimum posits starting points and intriguing questions, as with Ricoeur's limit situation in chapter 8, and at most the book unpacks theoretical frameworks in order to rethink the space of the social, such as the use of Bourdieu's field theory in chapter 6.
From standard (perturbative) quantum field theory, the lowest order contribution to the self-mass is [7] (see Fig.
Fesenko, Class field theory of multidimensional local fields of characteristic 0 with residue field of positive characteristic, (Russian) Algebra i Analiz 3 (1991), no.
Dyson, an American theoretical physicist known for his work in astronomy and quantum field theory, starts his memoir with his position as a statistician for the royal Air Force Bomber Command during World War II; he then moves on to his studies and his friendship and work with Richard Feynman, Edward Teller, and J.
Non-perturbative field theory; from two-dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions.
Albert Einstein] discovered general relativity by trusting an underlying principle, and that made him a "fanatic believer" that comparable methods would eventually lead to a unified field theory.
The method of Saito is based upon the class field theory of two-dimensional local ring having finite residue field.
In [4], Jumale (2006) has solved the field equations in non-symmetric unified field theory proposed by Einstein and obtained five dimensional (z-t)-type plane wave solutions on the lines of Takeno (1961) [6] with the space-time metric of Ambatkar (2002)[1].
It provides a survey of vector field theory and covers everything from retarded fields to antenna theory and Faraday rotation, pairing discussions and science with plenty of examples and calculations suitable for college-level students.
The president of the Global Ethic Foundation and a former professor of ecumenical theology attempts to pull theologians and scientists toward common ground bringing elements of a unified field theory, the Big Bang, chaos theories and quantum physics into a fresh discussion on the beginning of time.
The book covers the theory and application of such topics as limit analysis, slip line field theory, crystal plasticity, sheet and bulk metal forming, and the use of finite element analysis.
He and others later constructed the quantum field theory of quarks and gluons called quantum chromodynamics, which seems to account for all the nuclear particles and their strong interactions.
Crime writer PD James selected lines from Hamlet, and Dr Michio Kaku, inventor of String Field theory, was inspired by Albert Einstein.