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Introduction to Quantum Field Theory(Theory of Scalar Fields)

IIT Hyderabad and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

INTENDED AUDIENCE :MSc. Physics and PhD students.Btech students of Engineering Physics/ Electrical Engineering in their final years will also find it useful.PREREQUISITES :Quantum Mechanics and Classical Mechanics at MSc Physics level,Classical Electrodynamics.

Syllabus

Week-1:Theory of Classical Fields, Lagrangian, Hamiltonian
Week-2:Theory of Classical Fields, Noether’s theorem
Week-3:Quantization of Klein Gordon Theory Week-4:Quantization of Klein Gordon Theory continued
Week-5:Feynman propagator for Klein Gordon Theory
Week-6:Interacting Phi-4 Theory, local vs nonlocal theories
Week-7:Correlation Functions in Interacting theory
Week-8:Correlation Functions in Interacting theory continued
Week-9:Wick’s theorem, Feynman diagrams, Feynman rules in position space
Week-10:Feynman rules in Momentum space, Cross-section and the S-matrix
Week-11:Expansion of the S-matrix in Feynman diagrams
Week-12:Expansion of the S-matrix in Feynman diagrams continued, Quick overview of Advanced topics.

Taught by

Prof. Anurag Tripathi

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