FY8914 - Quantum Field Theory I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written exam 100/100 4 hours 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. 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

Written exam.

Resit exam may be chaged from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Physics (PHFY)

Course materials

D. Bailin and A. Love, Introduction to Gauge Field Theory, Adam Hilger, BristolA. 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
FY3464 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: Written exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written exam 100/100 C 2024-06-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 Sluppenvegen 14 1
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