FY3464 - Quantum Field Theory I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 33/100 ALLE
Written examination 67/100 C

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.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and problem sessions. 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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and report. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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
FY8914 7.5 2017-09-01
MNFFY464 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 33/100 ALLE
Spring ORD Written examination 67/100 C
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.