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School of Science
PHYSICS
Course unit
THEORETICAL PHYSICS
SCP7081638, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS
SC2382, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Website of the academic structure http://fisica.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge STEFANO RIGOLIN FIS/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SCP7081638 THEORETICAL PHYSICS STEFANO RIGOLIN SC2382
SCP7081638 THEORETICAL PHYSICS STEFANO RIGOLIN SC2382
SCP7081638 THEORETICAL PHYSICS STEFANO RIGOLIN SC2382

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Principle of Theoretical Physics
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge and comprehension of the fundamental tools needed for describing a quantum field theory.
Examination methods: Written and oral exam
Assessment criteria: Test of the comprehension of the content of the course and of the ability to solve related exercises.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures: theory and exercises
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J. Cornwell, Group theory in physics : an introduction. --: Academic Press, 1997. Cerca nel catalogo
  • B.C. Hall, Lie groups, Lie algebras and Representations. An elementary introduction.. --: Springer-Verlag, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R. D’Auria , M. Trigiante, From Special Relativity to Feynman Diagrams. --: Springer, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • F. Mandl , G. Shaw, Quantum Field Theory (2nd edition). --: John Wiley and Sons, 2010.
  • C. Itzykson , J.B. Zuber, Quantum Field Theory. --: McGraw-Hill, 1980. Cerca nel catalogo