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School of Science
PHYSICS
Course unit
THEORETICAL PHYSICS
SCN1037663, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS
SC1171, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Website of the academic structure http://fisica.scienze.unipd.it/2015/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 PIERALBERTO MARCHETTI FIS/02
Other lecturers STEFANO RIGOLIN FIS/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 12.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2015
End of activities 28/01/2016
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Fisica Teorica 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 RIGOLIN STEFANO (Presidente)
MARCHETTI PIERALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
DALL'AGATA GIANGUIDO (Supplente)
5 Fisica Teorica 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 RIGOLIN STEFANO (Presidente)
MARCHETTI PIERALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
DALL'AGATA GIANGUIDO (Supplente)
4 Fisica Teorica 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 MARCHETTI PIERALBERTO (Presidente)
RIGOLIN STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
DALL'AGATA GIANGUIDO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Examination methods: Written and oral exam
Course unit contents: Part A : Symmetries in classical and quantum physics. Groups, subgroups, quotient groups. Dynamical symmetries and physical applications. Group representations: the symmetric group Sn and symmetries in crystals and for identical particles. Topological groups, compact groups and unitary representations in Hilbert spaces. Lie groups and algebras and their representations. Rotations, composition of quantum angular momenta, spin. Lorentz and Poincaré groups and their representations.
Part B: Summary of the formalism of Quantum Mechanics. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian for systems with finite and infinite degrees of freedom. Introduction to relativistic equations: Klein-Gordon and Dirac. Canonical quantization of free field theories, non-relativistic and relativistic. Interacting field theory. S-matrix expansion and Feynman rules.
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. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C. Itzykson , J.B. Zuber, Quantum Field Theory. --: McGraw-Hill, 1980. Cerca nel catalogo