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PHY 512LEC - Quantum Theory Of Fields
Quantum Theory Of Fields A Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   21621   Enrollment Capacity:   30
Section:   A   Enrollment Total:   3
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   27
Dates:   01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Room:   Frnczk 219 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: PHY 511.
  Course Description
Brief review of classical field theory; discrete and continuous symmetries, conservation laws, and Noether's theorem; canonical quantization of the free Klein-Gordon, Dirac, and electromagnetic fields; path integral quantization; interacting fields and covariant perturbation theory; quantization of Yang-Mills theories; Feynman diagrams; higher-order calculations, ultra-violet and infrared divergences, factorization theorems, regularization, and renormalization; renormalization group and asymptotic behavior; spontaneous symmetry breaking; global and local symmetries and modern gauge theory of elementary particles and their interactions; the standard SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) model of particle physics, electroweak unification and the Higgs mechanism; Quantum Chromodynamics, asymptotic freedom, and quark confinement; techniques for precision calculations for the Large Hadron Collider; examples of beyond-the-Standard-Model physics, effective field theory formulation of new physics.
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