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## Main Question or Discussion Point

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 field. But it is one half of Weisskopf's result( (Phys. Rev. 56, 72,1939: page 81). Why? I can't figure it out.

$$\frac{{{e^2}}}{{\pi m}}\int_{\text{0}}^\infty {kdk} $$

which is the energy of the electron under the action of the vacuum fluctuation of the

radiation field. But it is one half of Weisskopf's result( (Phys. Rev. 56, 72,1939: page 81). Why? I can't figure it out.