FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Feynman’s paper providing a rigorous justification and proof for his famous “Feynman diagrams” and “Feynman rules”.
“Nobody but Dick [Feynman] could use his theory, because he was always invoking his intuition to make up the rules of the game as he went along. Until the rules were codified and made mathematically precise, I could not call it a theory” (Freeman Dyson, quoted in David Kaiser, Pedagogy and the Practice of Science).
Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: “Mathematical proof of the validity of the Feynman rules for calculations of amplitudes in QED. Nobel Prize to R.P. Feynman awarded in 1965.”
IN: The Physical Review, Volume 80, Second Series, Number 3, November 1, 1950, pp. 440-457. Lancaster, PA and New York: for the American Physical Society, 1950. Quarto, original wrappers. A nearly invisible spot of dampstaining on the extreme outer edge of some pages (far from text); otherwise fine. Rare in original wrappers and without any institutional stamps.
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