Table of contents for Drawing theories apart : the dispersion of Feynman diagrams in postwar physics / David Kaiser.

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Contents
List of Figures / 000
Preface and Acknowledgments / 000
Abbreviations / 000
Chapter 1. Introduction: Pedagogy and the Institutions of Theory / 000
Richard Feynman and His Diagrams / 000
Paper Tools and the Practice of Theory / 000
Pedagogy and Postwar Physics / 000
Overview: The Two Meanings of "Dispersion" / 000
Part I. Dispersing the Diagrams, 1948-54
Chapter 2. An Introduction in the Poconos / 000
Quantum Electrodynamics and the Problem of Infinities / 000
Initial Reception and Lingering Confusion / 000
Evidence of Dispersion / 000
Chapter 3. Freeman Dyson and the Postdoc Cascade / 000
The Rise of Postdoctoral Training / 000
Dyson as Diagrammatic Ambassador / 000
Life and Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study / 000
The Postdoc Cascade / 000
A Pedagogical Field Theory / 000
Chapter 4. International Dispersion / 000
The Diagrams' Diaspora / 000
Feynman Diagrams in Great Britain / 000
Feynman Diagrams in Japan / 000
Feynman Diagrams in the Soviet Union / 000
Tacit and Explicit Knowledges / 000
Part II. Dispersion in Form, Use, and Meaning
Chapter 5. Seeds of Dispersion / 000
The Feynman-Dyson Split / 000
Perturbative Methods Fail, Feynman Diagrams Flourish / 000
Chapter 6. Family Resemblances / 000
Kroll's Perturbative Bookkeepers / 000
Marshak's Meson Markers / 000
Climbing Bethe's Ladder: Feynman Diagrams and the Many-Body Problem / 000
Training Theorists for House and Field / 000
Part III. Feynman Diagrams In and Out Of Field Theory, 1955-70
Chapter 7. Teaching the Diagrams in an Age of Textbooks / 000
The Postwar Age of Textbooks / 000
The New Diagrammatic Textbooks / 000
Pedagogy and the Pictures' Place / 000
Chapter 8. Doodling toward a New "Theory" / 000
Dispersion Relations / 000
Crossing to a New Representation / 000
From Bookkeepers to Pole Finders: Polology and the Landau Rules / 000
Chew the Program Builder: Nuclear Democracy and the Bootstrap / 000
Diagrammatic Bootstrapping and the Emergence of New Theories / 000
Chapter 9. "Democratic" Diagrams in Berkeley and Princeton / 000
Geoffrey Chew: A Scientist's Politics of Democracy in 1950s America / 000
Pedagogical Reforms: "Secret Seminars" and "Wild Merrymaking" / 000
The View from Princeton / 000
Conditions of Diagrammatic Possibilities / 000
Chapter 10. Paper Tools and the Theorists' Way of Life / 000
Why Did the Diagrams Stick? Inculcation and Reification / 000
In Search of the Vanishing Scientific Theory / 000
Appendix A. Feynman Diagrams in the Physical Review, 1949-54 / 000
Appendix B. Feynman Diagrams in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1950-54 / 000
Appendix C. Feynman Diagrams in Progress of Theoretical Physics, 1949-54 / 000
Appendix D. Feynman Diagrams in Sory?shi-ron Kenky?, 1949-52 / 000
Appendix E. Feynman Diagrams in Zhurnal eksperimental'noi i teoreticheskoi fiziki, 1952-59 / 000
Appendix F. Feynman Diagrams in Other Journals, 1950-54 / 000
Interviews / 000
Bibliography / 000
Index / 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Feynman diagrams.
Physics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Physics -- History -- 20th century.