# Module MA4445: Quantum field theory I

**Credit weighting (ECTS)**- 5 credits
**Semester/term taught**- Michaelmas term 2013-14
**Contact Hours**- 11 weeks, 3 lectures including tutorials per week
**Lecturer**- Prof. Samson Shatashvili
**Learning Outcomes**-
- Noether's theorem, the Klein-Gordon field and its quantisation;
- The Dirac field and its quantisation;
- Quantisation of constrained systems;
- The Maxwell field and its quantisation;
- Perturbation theory, Wick's theorem, Feynman diagrams, S-matrix

**Module Content****Module Prerequisite**- MA3442 - Quantum Mechanics I (recommended MA3444 Statistical Physics II)
**Required Reading**

Michael E. Pesking and Daniel V. Schroeder, *An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory*, Westview Press

For constrained systems, see;

Chapter 3 of L.D. Faddeev and A.A. Slavnov, *Gauge Fields: Introduction to Quantum Theory*, and Mark Henneaux an dClaudio Teitelboim, *Quantization of Gauge Systems*, and read my notes, Quantization of electromagnetic field.

**Recommended Reading**

See the list - Quantum Field Theory Textbooks

**Assessment Detail**- This module will be examined jointly
in a 2-hour
**examination**in Trinity term.