THE THEORY OF PHOTONS AND ELECTRONS: The Relativistic Quantum Field Theory of Spin One-half
Coauthored with Josef M. Jauch
1955: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Reading, MA, USA; 488pp.
This is the first treatise in English of quantum electrodynamics after World War II. It is based on the great progress made by Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonoga. Its approach is quite different from the work by N. N. Bogoliubov and D. V. Shirkov published in Russian in 1957. The latter work was translated into English by G.M. Volkoff and published in 1959: Interscience Publishers, New York.
1976: Springer-Verlag, New York, 2nd edition, 553pp.
Because of my coauthor Jauch’s untimely death in 1974, this new edition was written by me alone. Short of rewriting the entire book in order to include the progress made in the preceeding twenty years, I had to restrict myself to five Supplements in addition to various text revisions of the 1st edition.
CLASSICAL CHARGED PARTICLES: Foundations of their theory
1965: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Reading, MA, USA. 305pp.
This is a self-contained textbook that includes problems for students to solve. It is not intended to replace a standard course on classical electrodynamics typically offered on the senior or first year graduate level. Rather, it offers additional material that is often neglected in standard courses. This book also includes discussions of difficulties of the theory of charged particles that were not fully resolved at the time of publication. For resolutions of those difficulties, my later papers should be consulted (see below under “Classical Charged Particles”).
1981: klasyczna teoria czastek naladowanich. Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warsaw. 294pp.
Translation of the 1965 book into Polish by Zofia Bialynicka-Birula and Jan Oficjalski. It includes two additional Appendices by Iwo Bialynicki-Birula.
1990: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Redwood City, CA, USA. 305pp.
The 1965 book is published as a new Advanced Book Classics edition. It contains rewritten Sections on spin and on the interface with general relativity, as well as various corrections.
2007: World Scientific, New Jersey, London, Singapore; 305 pp.
This third English edition includes the recently derived physical equations of motion. These are free of all unphysical solutions in contradistinction to the century old Lorentz-Abraham-Dirac equations. It also includes a corrected discussion of time reversal invariance as well as various other improvements.
FROM PARADOX TO REALITY: Our new concepts of the physical world
1987: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; 227pp.
This book derived from a course of lectures I had given in preceding years to college undergraduates who did not major in a physical science.
1994: Translation into Catalan: “DE LA PARADOXA A LA REALITAT” by
Martin. Biblioteca Universitaria, Encyclopedia Catalana, Barcelona, Spain;
1995: Translation into Hebrew: MIPARADOX LAMETZIUT”, by Y. Unna.
Press, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; 220pp.
1997: Second edition of the 1994 Catalan translation. Proa La Miranda, Barcelona,