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135.045 Introduction to quantum electrodynamics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Continuation of the main course in quantum theory towards relativistic quantum mechanics and introduction to methods and key results of quantum electrodynamics

Subject of course

Dirac equation; interaction with electromagnetic fields; Lorentz transformations; H-atom, fine structure; quantization of free fields; Gupta-Bleuler quantization; perturbation theory; Feynman rules; radiative corrections; dimensional regularization; renormalization; anomalous magnetic moment of the electron; Lamb shift; infrared problems and Bloch-Nordsieck mechanism; renormalization group

Additional information

The lecture is held in English.

The first lecture starts at 9.15.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon09:00 - 11:0005.03.2018 - 25.06.2018FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Introduction to quantum electrodynamics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon05.03.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon12.03.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon19.03.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon09.04.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon16.04.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon23.04.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon30.04.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon07.05.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon14.05.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon28.05.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon04.06.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon11.06.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon18.06.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung
Mon25.06.201809:00 - 11:00FH Hörsaal 7 - GEO QED Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Written exam at the end of the term and during the following winter term.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon10:00 - 12:0026.06.2023Sem.R. DA grün 05 written01.02.2023 12:00 - 25.06.2023 23:59TISSExam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.02.2018 12:00 01.04.2018 12:00 01.07.2018 12:00

Registration modalities

Registration takes place in TISS. (Registration is without commitment, and does not result in an automatic issuing of a certificate.)

Curricula

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available:

  • A. Rebhan: Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics: PDFPS
    (Available in spiral binding at the secretary's office of the institute for 5 €)

Further literature:

  • Bjorken/Drell: Relativistic quantum mechanics
  • Itzykson/Zuber: Quantum Field Theory

Previous knowledge

Bachelor courses in electrodynamics and quantum theory.

Language

English