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Course unit
THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS
SCP7081657, A.A. 2017/18

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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 OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS
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
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PIERPAOLO MASTROLIA FIS/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SCP7081657 THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS PIERPAOLO MASTROLIA SC2382
SCP7081657 THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS PIERPAOLO MASTROLIA SC2382
SCP7081657 THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS PIERPAOLO MASTROLIA SC2382

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 1.0
Core courses FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 5.0

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: This course requires basic knowledge of theoretical physics and quantum field theory, for free fields.
Target skills and knowledge: How elementary particles interact.
Feynman Diagrams, Scattering Amplitudes and Cross Sections.
Quantum Electrdynamics.
Basics of Radiative Corrections and Renormalization.
Abelian and non-Abelian gauge theories.
Quantum Chromodynamics.
Electroweak unification.
Higgs mechansim and the Standard Model.
Examination methods: Written and oral exams
Assessment criteria: The successful outcome of the written exam is mandatory for the admission to the oral exam
Course unit contents: Outline:

1. Quantum Electrodynamics: Feynman rules; scattering processes at tree-level: Rutherford scattering, Compton scattering, Bhabha scattering and Bremsstrahlung.

2. Basics of Radiative corrections and Renormalization.

3. Non-Abelian gauge theories. Lie Algebra, covariant derivatives, kinetic terms and self-interaction of gauge fields.

4. SU(3) gauge theory and Quantum Chromodynamics.
The color algebra.
Feynman rules and tree-level scattering amplitudes for gluons and quarks.

5. Introduction to the Weak interaction.
Fermi's theory: Feynman rules and the muon decay.
SU(2) x U(1) gauge theory and Electroweak unification.

6. Spontaneous symmetry breaking: breaking of a discrete symmetry; spontaneous breaking of global U(1) symmetry; Goldstone theorem; the Higgs mechanism.

7. Spontaneous symmetry breaking of SU(2)xU(1) and the Higgs doublet.

8. The Standard Model Lagrangean.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons, exercises and homeworks
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M.D. Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model. --: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M.E. Peskin, D.V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. --: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • F. Mandl and G. Shaw, Quantum FIeld Theory. --: Wiley, --. Cerca nel catalogo