Lawrence R. Mead

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Physics, Washington University of St. Louis, 1984

Research Interests

Many-body theory, field theory, and mathematical physics.

Why is it that one cannot exceed lightspeed? (PDF)

What is a tensor (PDF)

The variational method in practice (PDF)

Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics (PDF)

Recent Publications

Carl M. Bender and Lawrence R. Mead, Dimensional Expansion for the Delta-function Potential, Eur. J. Phys. 20, 117-121 (1999).

Carl M. Bender, Gerald V. Dunne and Lawrence R. Mead, Underdetermined systems of partial differential equations., J. Math. Phys. 41, 6388-6398 (2000).

Lawrence R. Mead and Harry Ringermacher, Comment on 'Observation of superluminal behavior in wave propagation', by Mugnai, et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 059402-1 (2001).

Jiu Ding and Lawrence R. Mead, Maximum entropy approximation for Lyapunov exponents or chaotic maps, J. Math. Phys. 43, 2518-2522 (2002).