General Prerequisites:

A11: Quantum Theory, B7.1 Classical Mechanics, B7.2 Electromagnetism.

Course Term: Michaelmas

Course Lecture Information: Note: This double unit is offered by the Physics Department.24 lectures in MT and 16 lecture in HT

Course Weight: 2

Course Level: M

Assessment Type: Written Examination

Course Overview:

This course is intended to give an introduction to some aspects of many-particle systems, field theory and related ideas. These form the basis of our current theoretical understanding of particle physics, condensed matter and statistical physics. An aim is to present some core ideas and important applications in a unified way. These applications include the classical mechanics of continuum systems, the quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics of many-particle systems, and some basic aspects of relativistic quantum field theory.

Course Synopsis:

Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Many-Particle Systems

Phase Transitions

Stochastic Processes

Classical Field Theory

Canonical Quantisation of Fields

Interacting Quantum Fields

Quantum Many-Particle Systems

Phase Transitions

Stochastic Processes

Classical Field Theory

Canonical Quantisation of Fields

Interacting Quantum Fields