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Field Theories


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Cao, T. Yu. Conceptual Developments of Twentieth Century Field Theories. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Davies, Paul. ed. The New Physics. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Dirac, P. A. M. "Quantised Singularities in the Electromagnetic Field." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A 133 (1931): 60–72.

Fitch, V. and Rosner, J. "Elementary Particle Physics in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century." In Twentieth Century Physics, edited by Laurie M. Brown, Abraham Pais, and Sir Brian Pippard. Philadelphia: American Institute of Physics, 1995.

Hoddeson, Lillian, et al., eds. The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Marshak, Robert E. Conceptual Foundations of Modern Particle Physics. Singapore: World Scientific, 1993.

Pais, Abraham. Inward Bound: Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Pickering, Andrew. Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Purrington, Robert D. Physics in the Nineteenth Century. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Schweber, Silvan S. QED and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Weinberg, Steven. The Quantum Theory of Fields. 3 vols. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1995–2000.

Whittaker, E. T. A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity. London: Longmans, Green, 1910. Reprint, Los Angeles: Tomash, 1989.

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