FY3464 - Quantum Field Theory I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Relativistic wave equations: Klein-Gordon, Dirac, Maxwell and Proca equations. Second quantization, path integrals. Propagators. Elementary quantum electrodynamics. Feynman diagrams and Feynman rules. Calculation of scattering processes.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to obtain knowledge about the fundamental principles and formalisms of quantum field theories, and the use of Feynman diagrams for quantitative analysis of such.

In particular, students are expected to obtain knowledge about path integrals, wave equations for scalar and general tensor fields,
Feynman rules for scalar theories, loop diagrams, symmetries and the Noether theorem, the Dirac equation, Weyl and Majorana spinors, scattering processes, gauge theories, and renormalization and running couplings.

General competence: The candidate should be able to apply abstract mathematical models to concrete physical problems

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and problem sessions.
Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Further on evaluation

When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only. The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

D. Bailin and A. Love, Introduction to Gauge Field Theory, Adam Hilger, Bristol
A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press.
M. Kachelriess: Lecture notes for FY3464 and FY3466.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNFFY464 7.5
FY8914 7.5 01.09.2017
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 1
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2021-06-04

Submission 2021-06-04

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
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