Definition of Quantum electrodynamics

1. Noun. A relativistic quantum theory of the electromagnetic interactions of photons and electrons and muons.

Exact synonyms: Qed
Generic synonyms: Quantum Field Theory

Definition of Quantum electrodynamics

1. Noun. (physics) the study of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with electrically charged matter within the framework of relativity and quantum mechanics ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quantum Electrodynamics

quantum Hall effect
quantum Hall effects
quantum acoustics
quantum anomaly
quantum biophysics
quantum cascade laser
quantum cascade lasers
quantum chemistry
quantum chromodynamics
quantum computer
quantum computers
quantum computing
quantum dot
quantum dots
quantum efficiency
quantum electrodynamics (current term)
quantum electronics
quantum entanglement
quantum evolution
quantum ferrofluid
quantum ferrofluids
quantum field theory
quantum foam
quantum gravitation
quantum gravity
quantum hadrodynamics
quantum jump
quantum leap
quantum limit
quantum measurement problem

Literary usage of Quantum electrodynamics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Electric Waves: Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with Heinrich Hertz, Daniel Evan Jones by Heinrich Hertz, Daniel Evan Jones (1893)
"Facsimiles of papers which established quantum electrodynamics, from initial successes through today's position as part of the larger theory of elementary ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... quantum mechanics and relativity were part of the standard curriculum, a new renormalized quantum electrodynamics had explained such subtle effects as ..."

3. Cartanian Geometry, Nonlinear Waves, and Control Theory. by Robert Hermann (1980)
"... “Feynman ‘s Approach to quantum electrodynamics”, in the book Selected Topics in Field Quantization [1], by W. Pauli. There is a discussion in Dirac's ..."

4. Quantum and Fermion Differential Geometry by Robert Hermann (1977)
"Judged on a historical scale, there have been no real advances since the understanding of renormalization of quantum electrodynamics; everything since then ..."

5. Turn of the Century: 2100 by Charlie Pedersen (2007)
"These interactions are studied in quantum electrodynamics (QED), which is the oldest part of the Standard Model of particle physics. ..."

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