142.197 Quantum Chromodynamics I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyse the multiplet structure of hadrons, to explain the significance of the Lagrange density of quantum chromodynamics as well as to define and summarize the fundamental phenomena of the strong interaction.

Subject of course

Quarks and their interactions

Experimental indications for quarks and gluons

Mesons and baryons in the quark model
Scattering of high-energy electrons

Lagrangean of Quantum chromo dynamics

Action in classical mechanics
Action in quantum electrodynamics
Geometry of local gauge symmetries

Phenomena of quantum chromo dynamics

Confinement of quarks
Antiscreening of color
Asymptotic freedom
Chiral symmetry breaking

Teaching methods

Lecture where based on the corresponding script the subjects are presented;

intensive discussions between students and lecturer are encouraged

Mode of examination


Additional information

script is available in the lecture



Examination modalities

oral exam at the end of the term or further along the line on appointment.

Estimated duration: … 30 minutes

Course registration

Registration modalities

Institut für Kernphysik



Lecture notes for this course are available during the lecture 
or in the office of the lecturer, Operng. 9.

Books to the subject of the lecture:

F.E. Close: An Introduction to Quarks and Partons, Academic Press
W. Greiner: Theoretische Physik, Band 5, Benjamin/Cummings
K. Huang: Quarks, Leptons and Gauge Fields
F.J. Yndurain: Quantum Chromodynamics

Previous knowledge

Quantum mechanics.