**Requirements/prerequisites:** 441, 432

**Duration:** 21 weeks

**Number of lectures per week:** 3

**Assessment:** Regular assignments.

**End-of-year Examination:** One 3-hour examination

**Description: **
Elements of classical field theory, The Klein-Grodon (KG)
field in space-time, quantization of KG field, the Dirac field,
quantization of Dirac
field, interacting fields and Feynman diagrams, Feynman rules for
quantum
electrodynamics (QED), elementary processes of QED, S-matrix,
crossing
symmetry,
radiative corrections, infrared divergencies,
Lehman-Symanzik-Zimmerman
reduction formula, the Optical theorem, the Ward-Takahashi
identities,
renormalization of electric charge.

**Textbook:** Michael E. Peskin and Daniel V. Schroeder, An
introduction
to Quantum Field Theory, Adison-Wesley, 1995.

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