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2019/2020

Quantum Field Theory 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
02KTP2 Z,ZK 6 4+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Petr Jizba (guarantor), Martin Štefaňák
Tutor:
Petr Jizba (guarantor), Martin Štefaňák
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Lagrange formalism in classical field theory. Canonical quantization of free fields. Interactions of quantized fields. Perturbation expansion of the S-matrix. Feynman diagrams. Quantum electrodynamics. Regularization and renormalization.

Requirements:

02TEF2, 02KVAN, 02KVAN2

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Lagrange formalism in the classical field theory.

2. Symmetry and conservation laws. Noether's theorem.

3. Local gauge transformations.

4. Canonical quantization of free fields. Particle interpretation.

5. Interaction of quantized fields. Examples.

6. Perturbative expansion of S-matrix.

7. Relativistically invariant transition amplitudes.

8. Feynman diagrams.

9. Quantum electrodynamics.

10. Regularization a renormalization.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Solving exercises on the following topics:

1. Lagrange formalism in the classical field theory.

2. Symmetry and conservation laws. Noether's theorem.

3. Local gauge transformations.

4. Canonical quantization of free fields. Particle interpretation.

5. Interaction of quantized fields. Examples.

6. Perturbative expansion of S-matrix.

7. Relativistically invariant transition amplitudes.

8. Feynman diagrams.

9. Quantum electrodynamics.

10. Regularization a renormalization.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Get advanced knowledge of quantum field theory

Skills:

Solving typical examples in quantum field theory

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] J. Formánkek: „Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory“ (in Czech), Karolinum, Praha 2000

Recommended references:

[2] S. Weinberg: The quantum theory of fields, Vol. 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1995

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