Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS663 (PHYS66300)


Sem. 1, 2; cr. 3


PHYS 662. Authorized equivalent courses or consent of instructor may be used in satisfying course pre- and co-requisites


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.

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