Field Theory I


Credits for algebra, calculus, mathematical methods in physics, classical electrodynamics, basic quantum mechanics.


Elementary introduction to the modern theory of classical and quantum fields is given. The main topics for the winter semester include:

  • Lagrangian formalism
  • scalar fields
  • fermionic fields (Dirac, Majorana, Weyl)
  • vector fields, including Yang-Mills
  • important classical solutions (solitons, topological defects)
  • simple examples of quantum fields.


H. Arodź, L. Hadasz, "Lectures on Classical and Quantum Theory of Fields", Springer, 2010

Supplementary literature:

  1. L. H. Ryder, "Quantum Field Theory", Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996
  2. R. Rajaraman, "Solitons and Instantons", North-Holland, 1982
  3. T. Vachaspati, "Kinks and Domain Walls", Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006
  4. S. Weinberg, "The Quantum Theory of Fields", Vols. I, II, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995

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