PHYS4953Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Cross-Listed: MATH 4443)3 ch (3C)

Content. Relativistic quantum mechanics. The negative energy problem. Classical field theory, symmetries and Noether's theorem. Free field theory and Fock space quantization. The interacting field: LSZ reduction formula, Wick's theorem, Green's functions, and Feynman diagrams. Introduction to Quantum electrodynamics and renormalization. Credit cannot be obtained for both MATH 4443 and PHYS 4953

Prerequisites: MATH 3003, PHYS 3351, MATH 3463/PHYS 3912 and one of MATH 3043, MATH 3503, PHYS 2312, PHYS 3331, or permission of the instructor.