Physics and Astronomy - Course Details
PHYS662: Quantum Field Theory I (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)
Spring, Credits 3.0
Prerequisite: PHYS 661. Authorized equivalent courses or consent of instructor may be used in satisfying course pre- and co-requisites.
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Introduction to relativistic quantum field theory. Representations of the Lorentz and Poincare groups. Noether's theorem: symmetries and conservation laws. Canonical quantization of free Klein-Gordon, Dirac, Maxwell fields. Interacting field theory: Lehmann-Kallen representations. LSZ reduction formula. Schwinger action principle. Quantum Electrodynamics (QED): Gell-Mann Low expansion, Wick's theorem, Feynman rules for Green functions and S-matrix elements. Scattering processes in QED: cross sections in low orders of perturbation theory.
Textbook(s) for Fall 2021
|An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Frontiers in Physics)||Peskin and Schroeder||Latest||978-8187169529||Westview Press||Required|