Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits with Analytical Mechanics and Special Relativity Theory.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
distinguish between gauge and global symmetries.
analyze the role of groups for generating symmetry transformations.
apply symmetry principles to quantum field theories.
account for basic concepts of spontaneous symmetry breaking.
find nontrivial solutions in quantum field theory.
Gauge and global symmetries, group theory applications to symmetries, non-Abelian gauge theories, spontaneous symmetry breaking and Goldstone's theorem, the Breit-Englert-Higgs Effect. Nontrivial classical solutions: Kinks, vortices, Skyrmions and magnetic monopoles. Quantization of gauge fields, the Faddeev-Popov procedure and Ward identities, Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) symmetry, supersymmetry.
Lectures and seminars with active participation.
Written examination at the end of the course combined with hand-in problems that give bonus points at the exam.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.