Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Allen C. Dotson
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Problem and Its Background
This thesis presents a study of the interaction between two arbitrary fields, named Yang-Mills fields1 for their originators. The basic equations for the calculations of the Yang-Mills interaction are due to modern quantum field theory and its specific application to quantum electrodynamics.2
Much useful information can be obtained from the formulation of the dynamical equations for a classical system: for example, the classical description of the electromagnetic field, based on Maxwell's equations, leads to wave concepts. Then using this formalism as a starting point, one can proceed to the quantum theory of free fields, and finally to the quantum theory of interacting fields.
Starr, "The Calculation of the Cross-Section of the Interaction between Two Yang-Mills Fields" (1965). Master's Theses. 4283.