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Authors: Mark E. Perel'man (Racah Inst. of Physics, Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem, Israel) 
Book Description:
The author considers basic definitions of temporal functions in the quantum field theory (delays in scattering processes and durations of formation of particles and states, their “dressing”) and further on their basis experimentally checkable theories are examined: the theory of optical dispersion, the theory of multiphoton processes, the theory of condensed states and phase transitions of the first kind, the theory of near field. The offered approach allows resolving such known difficulties, as the defining of physical sense of some renormalization procedures, the so-called "superluminal" phenomena, some other paradoxes.

Table of Contents:

Chapter I. Temporal Functions: Basic Expressions, pp. 1-26
1. Photons Scattering and their Durations
2. Illustrative Example: Harmonic Oscillator
3. Dispersion Relations and Sum Rules
4. Ward Identity, Proper Duration of Interaction, Zitterbewegung
5. Formal Theory of Scattering
6. Adiabatic Hypothesis as Implicit Including of Formations Duration
7. To Renormalization Procedures
8. To Theories of Unstable States [24]

Chapter II. Kinetic Theory of Optical Dispersion, pp. 27-69
1. Common Theory of Optical Dispersion
2. Kinetics of Photon Propagation, Heuristic Approach
3. Some Specification of Basic Expressions
4. Transient Singularities on Borders and Surface Transitive Zones
5. Light Refraction: Right or Left Turn of Rays
6. Optical Bonding Forces between Light Guides
7. Light Pressure on Transparent Media
8. Thresholds of Light Reflection
9. Corpuscular Optics
10. Dispersion in External Fields

Chapter III. Multiphoton Processes, pp. 71-101
1. Overview of General Theory
2. Stimulated Radiation
3. Processes of Higher Harmonics Generation
4. Multiphoton Ionization: Problem of Momentum
5. "Dark" Gamma-Ray Bursts: Possible Role of Multiphoton Processes

Chapter IV. Quantum Kinetics of Condensed States, pp. 103-125
1. Overview
2. General Consideration
3. Radii of Thermal and Field Correlations
4. Some Applications: Electromagnetic Properties
5. Some Applications: Thermodynamic Properties
6. Bose-Einstein Condensation of Gases: Interconnection of Constituents

Chapter V. Phase Transitions as Radiative Processes, pp. 127-159
1. Emission of Latent Heat at Phase Transitions
2. Quantum Theory of Phase Transition Radiation
3. Recombination of Coupled Anti-Parallel Dipoles
4. Experimental Data and Observations
5. Mechanisms of Dendrites Occurrence During Crystallization: Features of the Ice Crystals Formation [15]
6. Sonoluminescence as Unique Effect of Energy Concentration [54]
7. Radiative Transitions in Balance of Atmospheric Heating

Chapter VI. Some Problems of Physico-Chemical Kinetics, pp. 161-167
1. Eyring Formula
2. Kinetic Coefficients of Transport Processes
3. Crystals Fracture

Chapter VII. Near Field: Instantaneous Singularities and "Superluminal Phenomena," pp. 169-212
1. Overview
2. Canonical Green Functions: Faster-than-c Terms
3. Covariant Restrictions and Spectral Representations: Superluminal Phenomena, Tunneling
4. Energy-Momentum Constraints
5. Problem of Tachyons
6. Theory of Frustrated Total Internal Reflection: Superluminal Singularities of Optical Waveguides [18]
7. Interaction of Atoms in Near Field
8. Sound beyond the Speed of Light [41]
9. "Superluminal" Phenomena: Violations of Lorentz Invariance and Instantaneous Transferring
Appendix: Restrictions and Projectors [3]

Conclusion pp.213-226

   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: pp.226
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-868-4
   Status: AV
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