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Lecture Topic : (Math Physics) QUANTUM GAUGE THEORY (PhD, Aitchison)

Prerequisites : Quantum Theory (M2); Gauge Theory (M2); Quantum Field Theory (M2); Quantum Chromodynamics (M2); Quantum Electrodynamics (M2); Electroweak Theory (M2);

Recommended Text(s) :

“Gauge Theories in Particle Physics”, 2nd Edn., Ian J. R. Aitchison & Anthony J. G. Hey, Adam Hilger, 1989.

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Lectures and Links :


Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   Quarks and Leptons and the Forces Between Them


Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.2   Electromagnetism as a Gauge Theory


Lecture 3  (link)

Ch.3   The Klein-Gordon and Dirac Wave Equations and the Interpretation of Their Negative-Energy Solutions


Lecture 4  (link)

Ch.4  Quantum Field Theory


Lecture 5   (link)

Ch.5  The Electromagnetic Interactions of Spin-0 Particles : Forces and Particle Exchange Processes


Lecture 6   (link)

Ch.6  The Electromagnetic Interactions of Spin-1/2 Particles


Lecture 7   (link)

Ch.7  Deep Inelastic Electron-Nucleon Scattering and the Quark Parton Model


Lecture 8   (link)

Ch.8  Non-Abelian Gauge Theory


Lecture 9   (link)

Ch.9  An Introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics


Lecture 10   (link)

Ch.10  An Introduction to Weak Interactions


Lecture 11   (link)

Ch.11  The Hadronic Weak Current and Neutral Currents


Lecture 12   (link)

Ch.12  Difficulties with Weak Interaction Phenomenology


Lecture 13   (link)

Ch.13  Hidden Gauge Invariance : The U(1) Case


Lecture 14   (link)

Ch.14  The Glashow-Salam-Weinberg Gauge Theory of Electroweak Interactions


Lecture 15   (link)

Ch.15  Four Last Things


Lecture 16   (link)

Appendix A : Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity, and d Function


Lecture 17   (link)

Appendix B : Natural Units


Lecture 18   (link)

Appendix C : Maxwell’s Equations : Choice of  Units


Lecture 19   (link)

Appendix D : Dirac Algebra and Trace Theorems


Lecture 20   (link)

Appendix E : Example of a Cross Section Calculation


Lecture 21   (link)

Appendix F : Feynman Rules for Tree Graphs in QED, QCD and the Electroweak Theory


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