THEORETICAL PHYSICS

International Teaching THEORETICAL PHYSICS

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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS "E. R. CAIANIELLO"
EQF7
PHYSICS
2021/2022

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2021
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
756LESSONS
224EXERCISES
Objectives
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: THE OBJECTIVES OF THE LECTURES ARE TO TRACE FOR STUDENTS A PATH FOR UNDERSTANDING AND APPLY, IN A CRITICAL WAY, ALL NOTIONS INHERENT TO THE FUNDAMENTAL THEORETICAL PHYSICS. THIS TARGET WILL BE ALSO SUPPORTED BY DIDACTIC MATERIALS.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE AIM IS TO INTRODUCE THE STUDENTS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONTEXT, AS WELL AS TO PROVIDE THE POSSIBILITY TO COLLABORATE IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS, FOR EXAMPLE THE INDUSTRY.
Prerequisites
THE COURSE IS ADDRESSED TO STUDENTS WITH INTEREST FOR HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY, AS WELL AS FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED TO CONDENSED MATTER AND SOLID STATE PHYSICS. MATHEMATICAL COURSES FROM BACHELOR DEGREE ARE REQUIRED.
Contents
THE AIM OF THE LECTURE IS TO PROVIDE THE BASIC NOTIONS OF THE THEORETICAL PHYSICS, ALLOWING TO STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE A SOLID GROUND FOR THE SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES. THE TOPICS FACED DURING THE LECTURES ARE:

PATH INTEGRAL FORMULATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS (8 H).

SCATTERING IN QUANTUM MECHANICS (6 H).

RELATIVISTIC WAVE EQUATIONS (KLEIN GORDON AND DIRAC EQUATIONS) (8 H).

NON-RELATIVISTIC LIMIT OF THE DIRAC EQUATION. (8 H)

SPIN OF PARTICLES. GYROMAGNETIC FACTOR OF THE ELECTRON. (8 H)

INTRODUCTION TO QUANTIZED FIELDS (8 H)

ABELIAN GAUGE THEORIES (4 H).

SCATTERING MATRIX AND PERTURBATIVE THEORIES (10 H)

QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS AND ELEMENTARY PROCESSES (12 H).

RADIATIVE CORRECTIONS (6 H)
Teaching Methods
DIRECT LECTURES WITH APPLICATIONS AND EXERCISES ON TOPIC RELATED WITH THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE. THE AIM IS TO PROVIDE FUNDAMENTAL NOTIONS OF PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS AIMED TO DESCRIBE NEW PHYSICS PHENOMENA, AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER RESEARCHERS. THE MAIN TOPICS OF THE LECTURES CAN BE DIVIDED IN THRE PARTIES: PATH INTEGRAL FORMULATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS (8 H); SCATTERING IN QUANTUM MECHANICS (6 H); RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM EQUATIONS (66 H)
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAMINATION TO VERIFY THAT STUDENTS UNDERSTOOD THE ARGUMENTS OF THE LECTURES. THE STUDENT MUST BE ABLE TO EXPOSE IN CLEAR AND SYNTETIC MANNER THE ARGUMENTS OF THE LECTURES AND TO FORMULATE AUTONOMOUS JUDGEMENTS.
THE FINAL MARKS MAY VARY FROM A MINIMUM TO A MAXIMUM.
THE MINIMUM GRADE EXAMINATION (18/30) IS APPLIED WHEN THE STUDENT HAS A LIMITATED KNOWNLEDGMENT OF THE ARGUMENTS TREATED DURING THE LECTURES. ON THE COUNTRY, THE MAXIMUM MARK (30/30 OR 30 CUM LODE) IS ALLOWED IN THE CASE IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO DISCUSS THE ARGUMENTS OF THE PROGRAM IN A DEEP AND CLEAR WAY, WITH CAPABILITY TO SOLVE ADVANCED PROBLEMS.
Texts
ITZYKSON-ZUBER, QUANTUM FIELD THEORY, 1980, MCGRAW-HILL;
S. WEINBERG, LA TEORIA QUANTISTICA DEI CAMPI, ZANICHELLI,1999.
2.W. GREINER, J. REINHARDT, FIELD QUANTIZATION, SPRINGER
3.W. GREINER, RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS, SPRINGER
4.M. KAKU, QUANTUM FIELD THEORY: A MODERN INTRODUCTION.
5.F. GROSS, RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS AND FIELD THEORY, JOHN-WILEY & SON, 1993
6.R.H. RYDER, QUANTUM FIELD THEORY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
7.C. ROSSETTI, ELEMENTI DI TEORIA DELL’URTO.
More Information
ATTENDING TO THE COURSE IS RECOMMENDED. THE STUDENT IS INVITED TO DIRECTLY CONTACT THE PROFESSOR (ALSO IN DAYS AND HOURS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECEPTION TIME SCHEDULE) OR THROUGH THE E-MAIL CONTACT.
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