Course: Theoretical Particle Physics II

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Course title Theoretical Particle Physics II
Course code UF/TF510
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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
Lecturer(s)
  • LICHARD Peter, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
Quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Empirical reasons for the introduction of the color of quarks. Color group SU(3). Langrange density of free quarks, invariance to global SU(3). Local gauge transformations, gluons as calibration bosons. QCD Lagrangian. Interaction between gluons as a result of non-Abelian nature of SU(3) color group. Feynman rules from covariant quantization. Ghosts as a means of compensation of non-physical gluon states. Radiation corrections to the qqg vertex, running coupling constant. Asymptotic freedom. Confinement of quarks and gluons. Selected processes. Showers in electron-positron annihilation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, tutorial sessions, regularly assigned and evaluated home tasks.
Recommended literature
  • Fayyazuddin - Riazuddin. A Modern Introduction to Particle Physics. World Scientific, 2011. ISBN 978-9814338837.
  • Guidry M. Gauge Field Theories. John Wiley & Sons, 1991. ISBN 047135385X.
  • Ho-Kim, Q. - Pham, X. Y. Elementary Particles and Their Interactions. Springer, 1998. ISBN 3-540-63667-6.
  • Itzykson C., Zuber J.-B. Quantum Field Theory. McGraw-Hill Inc., 1980. ISBN 0486445682.
  • Muta T. Foundations of Quantum Chromodynamics.. World Scientific. ISBN 981-02-2674-8.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava Theoretical Physics (2) Physics courses - Summer