Publisher: Springer; 2011 edition (October 6, 2010)
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In an in depth reconstruction of the genesis of Feynman diagrams the writer unearths that their improvement was once always pushed by way of the try to unravel basic difficulties in regards to the uninterpretable infinities that arose in quantum in addition to classical theories of electrodynamic phenomena. therefore, as a comparability with the graphical representations that have been in use prior to Feynman diagrams indicates, the ensuing concept of quantum electrodynamics, that includes Feynman diagrams, differed considerably from prior types of the speculation within the manner during which the suitable phenomena have been conceptualized and modelled. the writer strains the advance of Feynman diagrams from Feynman's "struggle with the Dirac equation" in unpublished manuscripts to the 2 of Freeman Dyson's courses which positioned Feynman diagrams right into a box theoretic context. the writer brings to the fore that Feynman and Dyson not just created a strong computational gadget yet, notably, a brand new conceptual framework within which the uninterpretable infinities that had arisen within the previous type of the idea can be accurately pointed out and therefore got rid of in a justifiable demeanour.