THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Second cycle degree in PHYSICS

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: STEFANO RIGOLIN

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Principle of Theoretical Physics
Examination methods: Written and oral exam
Course unit contents: Introduction to group theory: Lie groups and algebras and their representations. Lorentz and Poincaré groups and their representations. Relativistic waves equations. Introduction to classical field theory: Lagrangian and variational principle, Noether theorem, Schroedinger, Klein-Gordon, Dirac and Electromagnetic field theory. Canonical quantization of free field theories, non-relativistic and relativistic examples. Interacting quantum field theory: S-matrix expansion and Feynman rules.