Course: Quantum Chromodynamics

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Course title Quantum Chromodynamics
Course code UF/DF013
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
Lie groups and algebras. Symmetries and interactions. Global and local Abelian gauge invariance. Global and local non-Abelian gauge invariance. Quarks, flavor families, color SU(3) group, gluons. The Lagrangian of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Feynman rules for vertices and propagators of QCD. One-loop QCD corrections. Vertex function, quark self-energy. Mass and field renormalization. Virtual and real gluon contributions. Role of the Faddeev-Popov ghosts (just info without derivation). Running coupling constant. Asymptotic freedom. Nonperturbative methods in QCD. Confinement of quarks.

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.
  • Ho-Kim Q., Yem X. P. Elementary Particles and Their Interactions.. Springer, 1998. ISBN 3-540-63667-6.
  • Cheng T.-P., Li L.-F. Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics.. Clarendon Press, 1994. ISBN 0 19 851961 3.
  • Maggiore M. A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory.. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-852074-3.
  • Muta T. Foundations of Quantum Chromodynamics.. World Scientific, 1998. ISBN 981-02-4229-8.

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