Course: Quantum Field Theory II

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Course title Quantum Field Theory II
Course code UF/DF002
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • LICHARD Peter, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
Path integral quantization. Path integral for field theory. Evaluation of path integrals. Feynman diagrams. Grassmann variables, fermions in the path integral. Ghost fields. S-matrix and asymptotic theory. In- and out-states. S and T matrices. Källen-Lehmann representation. Lehmann-Symanzik-Zimmermann formalism. Generating functional. Connected parts. Radiative corrections in quantum electrodynamics. Vacuum polarization. Electron propagator. Vertex function. Ward identity. Counterterms and bare Lagrangian. Power counting. Regularization procedures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Students' self-study
Recommended literature
  • Guidry M. Gauge Field Theories.. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co, 2004. ISBN 978-0-471-63117-0.
  • Itzykson C., Zuber J.-B. Quantum Field Theory. McGraw-Hill Inc., 1980. ISBN 0486445682.
  • Maggiore M. A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0198520743.
  • Sterman G. An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Cambridge University Press, 1993. ISBN 0521311322.

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