In the book" The Quantum Theory of Radiation", Heitler derived the transverse self-energy of the electron(Chapter III, Section18, Eq.(23))
$$\frac{{{e^2}}}{{\pi m}}\int_{\text{0}}^\infty {kdk} $$
which is the energy of the electron under the action of the vacuum fluctuation of the
radiation...
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Reading Richard Feynman’s book “Quantum Electrodynamics” (Edited by Advanced Book Classics), I read that the electron’s self-energy is infinite and that has been a trouble for QED during 20 years. Feynman proposed a solution based on a cut-off, but that’s not fully satisfactory and I...