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QUANTUM GAUGE THEORY (PhD, Aitchison)

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 :

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Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   Quarks and Leptons and the Forces Between Them

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Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.2   Electromagnetism as a Gauge Theory

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Lecture 3  (link)

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

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Lecture 4  (link)

Ch.4  Quantum Field Theory

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Lecture 5   (link)

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

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Lecture 6   (link)

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

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Lecture 7   (link)

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

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Lecture 8   (link)

Ch.8  Non-Abelian Gauge Theory

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Lecture 9   (link)

Ch.9  An Introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics

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Lecture 10   (link)

Ch.10  An Introduction to Weak Interactions

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Lecture 11   (link)

Ch.11  The Hadronic Weak Current and Neutral Currents

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Lecture 12   (link)

Ch.12  Difficulties with Weak Interaction Phenomenology

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Lecture 13   (link)

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

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Lecture 14   (link)

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

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Lecture 15   (link)

Ch.15  Four Last Things

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Lecture 16   (link)

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

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Lecture 17   (link)

Appendix B : Natural Units

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Lecture 18   (link)

Appendix C : Maxwell’s Equations : Choice of  Units

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Lecture 19   (link)

Appendix D : Dirac Algebra and Trace Theorems

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Lecture 20   (link)

Appendix E : Example of a Cross Section Calculation

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Lecture 21   (link)

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

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