On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

Apply the gauge principle both in the abelian and non-abelian case;

Apply the Goldstone theorem;

Work out the consequences of the Higgs mechanism;

Identify the basic interaction vertices between the fields in the Standard Model Lagrangian

Module Content

Scalar and spinor fields and their field equations;

Abelian and non-abelian gauge symmetry;

Goldstone theorem;

Higgs mechanism, mass generation;

The complete Standard Model Lagrangian

Module Prerequisite

MA3432 - Classical Field Theory II, MA3442 - Quantum Mechanics II

Assessment Detail

This module will be examined in a 2 hour examination in Trinity term.Continuous assessment
will contribute 15% to the final grade for the module at the annual
examination session.