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Effective Field Theory

Course 2013-2014


This course is a brief introduction to common concepts in classical field theory used throughout theoretical physics in cosmology, elementary particle and condensed matter physics. Topics covered in
this course are: symmetries and conservation laws, spontaneous
symmetry breaking and Goldstone bosons, Solitons, Perturbation theory
and Scattering

Programme form

Lectures, tutorials


An introduction to Quantum Field Theory, M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder, Harper Collins publishers 1995, ISBN 0201503972 Paperback College Press Ltd, University of Bejing: ISBN 7-5158-0359-2 (vol. 1). ### Schedule

Physics Schedule

Form of examination

4 weekly assignments counting 60% of the total grade. Final exam counting for 40% of the total grade with the condition that you must pass the exam to pass the course.

Prerequisites / Recommended courses

Elementary Particle Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Relativistische Elektrodynamica

More information

Lecturer: Dr. K.E. Schalm (Koenraad)