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Course unit
THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS (MOD. B)
SCP9087898, 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. B)
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 STEFANO RIGOLIN 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
SCP7081657 THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS STEFANO RIGOLIN SC2382
SCP7081657 THEORETICAL PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS STEFANO RIGOLIN SC2443

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: Programme:

1. Quantum Elettrodynamics: Feynman rules, tree level processes ( Rutherford, Compton and Bhabha scattering, Bremsstrahlung).

2. Non Abelian gauge theories: non-Abelian gauge fields kinetic terms and selinteractions, covariant derivatives.

3. Quantum Crhomodynamics: The "colour" algebra, Feynman rules and scattering amplitudes for gluons and quarks at tree level.

4. Electroweak gauge theory. The Fermi effective Lagrangian: Feynman rueles and muon decay. SU(2)xU(1) gauge theory and Electroweal unification.

5. Spontaneous symmetry breaking of a symemtry: the discrete and continuum cases. The Goldstone theorem and the Higgs mechanism.

6. Spontaneous symmetry breaking of the Electroweak symmetry.

7. The electroweak Lagrangian for one and three families.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures: theory and exercises
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Luciano Maiani, Interazioni elettrodeboli. --: Editori Riuniti, 2013. 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

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving