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PHYS663 — Spring 2024

PHYS663: Quantum Field Theory II (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Sem. 1, 2; cr. 3

PHYS 662. Authorized equivalent courses or consent of instructor may be used in satisfying course pre- and co-requisites
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Concepts and techniques of relativistic quantum field theory. Quantum Electrodynamics: radiative corrections, renormalization program, infrared divergences, external field problem. Feynman path integral quantization. Global symmetries and Ward identities. Quantum effective action: effective potential, loop expansion. Non-Abelian gauge theories: quantization via Faddeev-Popov prescription, Feynman rules, BRS invariance. Quantum Chromodynamics. Callen-Symanzik equation and renormalization group.



Textbook(s) for Spring 2024

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory Michael Edward Peskin 1st 9780201503975 Westview Press Required

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