QED effective action revisited

Citation data:

Canadian Journal of Physics, ISSN: 0008-4204, Vol: 80, Issue: 3, Page: 267-284

Publication Year:
2002
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Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/phys_facwork/855; https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/physicspub/21
DOI:
10.1139/p01-139
Author(s):
Jentschura, Ulrich D.; Gies, Holger; Valluri, Sree Ram; Lamm, Darrell R.; Weniger, Ernst Joachim
Publisher(s):
Canadian Science Publishing; National Research Council of Canada
Tags:
Particles; Physics; Quantum theory; Applied Mathematics; Astrophysics and Astronomy
article description
The derivation of a convergent series representation for the quantum electrodynamic effective action obtained by two of us (S.R.V. and D.R.L.) in [Can. J. Phys. 71, 389 (1993)] is reexamined. We present more details of our original derivation. Moreover, we discuss the relation of the electric-magnetic duality to the integral representation for the effective action, and we consider the application of nonlinear convergence acceleration techniques that permit the efficient and reliable numerical evaluation of the quantum correction to the Maxwell Lagrangian.