142.725 Path integrals in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe quantum mechanics through path integrals, to identify classical mechanics as a limit of quantum mechanics as well as to formulate the field theory of fundamental forces of nature with scalar, fermionic and gauge fields.

Subject of course

Path integral in quantum mechanics:

Equivalence of path integral formalism and Schrödinger quantum mechanics.

Path integral as quantisation prescription. Path integral in field theories.

Path integral in gauge theories.

Teaching methods

Oral lecture with intensive discussion between students and the lecturer.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed12:00 - 13:4507.10.2020 - 27.01.2021 (LIVE)Lecture with Zoom
Path integrals in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory - Single appointments
Wed07.10.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed14.10.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed21.10.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed28.10.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed04.11.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed11.11.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed18.11.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed25.11.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed02.12.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed09.12.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed16.12.202012:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed13.01.202112:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed20.01.202112:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom
Wed27.01.202112:00 - 13:45 Lecture with Zoom

Examination modalities

oral individual examination where the emphasis is placed on the discussion of the subjects.

Course registration

Not necessary



Lecture notes for this course are available. beim Vortragenden

Previous knowledge

Quantum mechanics.