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THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS (MOD. A)
SCP9087857, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS
SC2382, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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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 (MOD. A)
Website of the academic structure http://physics.scienze.unipd.it/2019/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PIERPAOLO MASTROLIA FIS/02

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
SCP9087856 THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS STEFANO RIGOLIN

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SCP7081638 THEORETICAL PHYSICS PIERPAOLO MASTROLIA SC2443
SCP7081638 THEORETICAL PHYSICS PIERPAOLO MASTROLIA SC2382

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

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

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.

Specific characteristics of the Module

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