mass renormalization

mass renormalization

[′mas rē‚nȯr·mə·lə′zā·shən]
(quantum mechanics)
The mathematical operation of adding the mass which a particle possesses because of its self interaction, to its mechanical mass in order to obtain its measured mass.
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In this section, we examine the physical explanation of QED phenomena provided by this theory, including self-energy and mass renormalization.
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This approach also resolves and eliminates the mass renormalization problem.
Using the longitudinal dilatation mass density term as in this paper will provide the correct mass m and eliminate the need for mass renormalization.