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PHY2403H F SPECIALIZED
Quantum Field Theory I

Official description

An introduction to Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Electrodynamics. Topics include: Failure of single particle relativistic quantum mechanics, multi-particle quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, canonical quantization, symmetries and conservation laws, interacting fields and Feynman diagrams, spin 1/2 fields and the Dirac Lagrangian, gauge invariance and QED.

Prerequisite
(1) Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics. (2) Maxwell equations, energy and momentum of the electromagnetic fields, Lorentz invariance (special relativity). (3) Nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, in particular, angular momentum theory will be relied upon.
course title
PHY2403H F SPECIALIZED
session
fall
group
specialized course
time and location
Mondays 12-1 and Wednesdays 12 - 2, MP408
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