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quantum electrodynamics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
The quantum theory of the electromagnetic interaction and the properties and behavior of electrons, positrons, photons, and the electromagnetic field.

quantum electrodynamics

n (functioning as singular)
(Atomic Physics) physics a relativistic quantum mechanical theory concerned with electromagnetic interactions. Abbreviation: QED

quan′tum electrodynam′ics


n.
(used with a sing. v.) the quantum-mechanical theory of the electromagnetic field and its interaction with electrons and positrons. Abbr.: QED
[1925–30]
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Noun1.quantum electrodynamics - a relativistic quantum theory of the electromagnetic interactions of photons and electrons and muons
quantum field theory - the branch of quantum physics that is concerned with the theory of fields; it was motivated by the question of how an atom radiates light as its electrons jump from excited states
Translations
kvantna elektrodinamika
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