# PHY2404H S specialized: Quantum Field Theory II

Course Title | PHY2404H S specialized |
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Session | winter |

Year of Study | 1st year |

Time and Location |
Time: M W 11-12:30 Room: MP 1115 |

Course Homepage | Link to Course Homepage |

David
Curtin |

#### Official Description

This QFT2 course continues the study of quantum field theory started with PHY2403 (QFT1) into more advanced topics.

Rough list of topics:

- path integral formulation of quantum field theory

- loops and renormalization

- the renormalization group

- non-abelian gauge theories

- the Higgs mechanism

- anomalies

- effective field theory, effective potentials.

Prerequisite: | - QFT1 (PHY2403) or equivalent, roughly corresponding to Peskin & Schroeder Ch 1-5. - QFT1 prerequisites: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics; Maxwell equations, energy and momentum of the electromagnetic fields, Lorentz invariance (special relativity and four vectors); Nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, in particular, angular momentum theory will be relied upon. |
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Textbook |
Textbooks: - Peskin & Schroeder, Introduction to Quantum Field theory - Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model (6th edition) |