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Description

This course is the second course of the quantum field theory trimester sequence

beginning with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I (8.323) and ending with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (8.325). It develops in depth some of the topics discussed in 8.323 and introduces some advanced material.

Course Curriculum

    • Symmetries, Lie Groups and Lie Algebras Unlimited
    • The Gauge Principle (Quantum Electrodynamics Revisited) Unlimited
    • Non-Abelian Generalizations: Yang-Mills Theory Unlimited
    • Non-Abelian Generalizations: Yang-Mills Theory (cont.) Unlimited
    • Quantization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories Unlimited
    • Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) Symmetry, Physical States and Unitarity Unlimited
    • Field and Mass Renormalizations Unlimited
    • An Explicit Example Unlimited
    • Removing Ultraviolet Divergences Unlimited
    • Unstable Particles and Resonances Unlimited
    • S-Matrix Elements and LSZ Reduction Unlimited
    • Renormalized Lagrangian Unlimited
    • Renormalized Lagrangian (cont.) Unlimited
    • Vertex Function Unlimited
    • Anomalous Magnetic Moment Unlimited
    • Vacuum Polarization Unlimited
    • Degrees of Divergences Unlimited
    • Cancellation of Divergences Unlimited
    • Cancellation of Divergences (cont.) Unlimited
    • Wilson’s Approach to Field Theories Unlimited
    • Renormalization Group Flow Unlimited
    • Renormalization Group Flow (cont.) Unlimited
    • Renormalization Group Flow (cont.); Beta-Functions from the Traditional Approach Unlimited
    • Beta-Functions from the Traditional Approach (cont.) Unlimited
    • Beta-Functions from the Traditional Approach (cont.) Unlimited
    • Beta-Functions from the Traditional Approach (cont.) Unlimited

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