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TVI/TMP: Quantum Electrodynamics – Übersicht

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Informationen zur Vorlesung

Zeit und Ort

Tue, 14:15 - 16:00, A 349
Thu, 14:15 - 16:00, A 349

Announcements

 

The results of the exam are now posted in the showcase of the Institute of Theoretical Particle Physics at Theresienstrasse.

You may look at the exams on the 8th March in room A320 from 2pm to 4pm.

A complaint about the corrections of the exam can result in a repeated correction of the whole exam. In special cases this might result in a worse result of the whole exam if in some parts too much points were given erroneously.

There will be no second exam.

 

The written exam will take place on wednesday the 10th February in room A349 from 4.15 to 6.00 pm. Please be there at 4 pm so that we can start at 4.15 pm sharp.

Conditions for the exam:

It is allowed to use one sheet (two-sided) of hand-written notes (DIN A4). No other resources are allowed!

Please use a pen (no pencil, no red ink)!

Also bring an official photo identification (like a passport) and your student ID!

 

Content

The lectures provide an introduction to relativistic quantum field theory, focussing on the example of quantum electrodynamics (QED). QED is one of the most successful scientific theories. It is based on a gauge principle and as such represents the prototype for the gauge theories of the strong and electroweak interactions in the standard model of particle physics. The course introduces the basics of quantum field theory and the method of Feynman diagrams and discusses important applications (elementary scattering processes, such as lepton pair production or Compton scattering, electron anomalous magnetic moment, vacuum polarization).

Requirements for the course are classical electrodynamics, special relativity and quantum mechanics.

 

Literature

  • M. Peskin, D. Schroeder: Quantum Field Theory (Addison Wesley)
  • M. Srednicki: Quantum Field Theory (Cambridge University Press)
  • T.-P. Cheng, L.-F. Li: Gauge theory of elementary physics (Oxford Science Publications)
  • F. Mandl, G.Shaw: Quantum Field Theory (John Wiley and Sons Ltd.)
  • O. Nachtmann: Elementarteilchenphysik - Phänomene und Konzepte (Vieweg)