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PHY2404H S specializedQuantum Field Theory II

Course Title PHY2404H S specialized
Session winter
Year of Study 1st year
Time and Location Time: M W 11-12:30
Room: MP 1115
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David  Curtin
MP1113
416-978-4784

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Official Description

This QFT2 course continues the study of quantum field theory started with PHY2403 (QFT1) into more advanced topics.
 
Rough list of topics: 
 
- path integral formulation of quantum field theory
- loops and renormalization
- the renormalization group
- non-abelian gauge theories
- the Higgs mechanism
- anomalies
- effective field theory, effective potentials.

Prerequisite: - QFT1 (PHY2403) or equivalent, roughly corresponding to Peskin & Schroeder Ch 1-5. - QFT1 prerequisites: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics; Maxwell equations, energy and momentum of the electromagnetic fields, Lorentz invariance (special relativity and four vectors); Nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, in particular, angular momentum theory will be relied upon.
Textbook Textbooks:
- Peskin & Schroeder, Introduction to Quantum Field theory
- Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model (6th edition)