Drawing theories apart [electronic resource] :the dispersion of Feynman diagrams in postwar physics / David Kaiser.
By: Kaiser, David.Material type: BookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xix, 469 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226422657 (electronic bk.); 0226422658 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Feynman diagrams | Physics -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Physics -- History -- 20th century | Feynman, Diagrammes de | Physique -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle | Physique -- Histoire -- 20e siècle | SCIENCE -- Physics -- General | SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- General | SCIENCE -- Energy | Theoretische fysica | Feynman-diagrammen | ფიზიკა ისტორია ისტორია აშშ მე-20 საუკუნეGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 530/.0973/0904 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -460) and index.
Pedagogy and the institutions of theory -- I: Dispersing the diagrams, 1948-54 -- An introduction in the Poconos -- Freeman Dyson and the postdoc cascade -- International dispersion -- II: Dispersion in form, use, and meaning -- III: Feynman diagrams in and out of field theory, 1955-70 -- Teaching the diagrams in an age of textbooks -- Doodling toward a new "theory" -- "Democratic" diagrams in Berkeley and Princeton -- Paper tools and the theorists' way of life.
Winner of the 2007 Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society. Feynman diagrams have revolutionized nearly every aspect of theoretical physics since the middle of the twentieth century. Introduced by the American physicist Richard Feynman (1918-88) soon after World War II as a means of simplifying lengthy calculations in quantum electrodynamics, they soon gained adherents in many branches of the discipline. Yet as new physicists adopted the tiny line drawings, they also adapted the diagrams and introduced their own interpretations. Drawing Theories Apart traces how generations of young t.