Course

P470 Quantum Field Theory II

Course No: 
P470
Credit: 
8
Prerequisites: 
P453 (Quantum Field Theory I)
Approval: 
UG-Elective
Syllabus: 

(42 Lectures + 14 Tutorial)

  1. Path-integral formulation of quantummechanics
  2. Path-integral for scalar fields, generating functional, connected Greens functions, Feynman rules, 1 loopdiagrams
  3. Grassmann variable, path-integral for Diracfield
  4. Path-integral for Electromagnetic field, gaugefixing
  5. QED, symmetries and Wardidentity
  6. Renormalization divergences and power counting, F4 theory, QED, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Renormalization group basics (running ofcoupling).
  7. Yang-Millstheory,gaugefixingandghosts,BRST,asymptoticfreedom
Reference Books: 
  1. An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory by M. Peskin and D. V. Schroeder
  2. Quantum Field theory:From Operators to Path Integrals, 2nd edition by Kerson Huang
  3. Quantum Field Theory by Mark Srednicki
  4. Quantum Field Theory by Claude Itzykson and Jean Bernard Zuber
  5. Notes from Sidney Coleman's Physics 253a, arXiv: 1110.5013
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