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A toy model of quantum electrodynamics in (1 + 1) dimensionsB

Boozer, A. D. (2008) A toy model of quantum electrodynamics in (1 + 1) dimensionsB. European Journal of Physics, 29 (4). Art. No. 014. ISSN 0143-0807.

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We present a toy model of quantum electrodynamics (QED) in (1 + 1) dimensions. The QED model is much simpler than QED in (3 + 1) dimensions but exhibits many of the same physical phenomena, and serves as a pedagogical introduction to both QED and quantum field theory in general. We show how the QED model can be derived by quantizing a toy model of classical electrodynamics, and we discuss the connections between the classical and quantum models. In addition, we use the QED model to discuss the radiation of atoms and the Lamb shift.

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Additional Information:Copyright © IOP Publishing Limited 2008. Received 31 March 2008, in final form 19 May 2008. Published 23 June 2008. Print publication: Issue 4 (July 2008).
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