F7040 Quantum electrodynamics

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2004
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. Franz Hinterleitner, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavel Klepáč, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Michal Lenc, Ph.D.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Franz Hinterleitner, Ph.D.
Timetable
Wed 11:00–11:50 03039
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Relativistic vector field equations. Second quantization. Quantum theory of the free electron: spinors, Dirac equation, electrons and positrons - Dirac and Feynman interpretation. Propagator in spacetime and momentum space representation. Quantum theory of the free electromagnetic field, coherent states. Invariant perturbation theory. Quantum electrodynamics - general formalism: propagators, Feynman diagrams and rules how to calculate with them. Scattering in an external potential, pair creation, Compton scattering, electron scattering, vacuum polarization and electron self-energy. Exact propagators and vertex functions. Renormalization. Ward identities.
Syllabus
  • Relativistic vector field equations. Second quantization. Quantum theory of the free electron: spinors, Dirac equation, electrons and positrons - Dirac and Feynman interpretation. Propagator in spacetime and momentum space representation. Quantum theory of the free electromagnetic field, coherent states. Invariant perturbation theory. Quantum electrodynamics - general formalism: propagators, Feynman diagrams and rules how to calculate with them. Scattering in an external potential, pair creation, Compton scattering, electron scattering, vacuum polarization and electron self-energy. Exact propagators and vertex functions. Renormalization. Ward identities.
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Zkouška se skládá ze samostatně řešených příkladů a z ústní část. Podmínkou ke zkoušce je, aby student vyřešil problémy zadané během kurzu.
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, autumn 2021.
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