Geometry and Quantum Field Theory OpenCourseWare: A Free Advanced Undergraduate Mathematics Class by MIT

Published Jan 27, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides an online OpenCourseWare version of 'Geometry and Quantum Field Theory,' a course offered by MIT's Mathematics department. Engaging Mathematics students in complex physics theories, this free course applies a mathematical perspective to quantum field theory and string theory.

Geometry and Quantum Field Theory: Course Specifics

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Geometry and Quantum Field Theory: Course Description

Quantum field theory is well-known to physicists and--based on recent developments--increasingly of interest to mathematicians. In 'Geometry and Quantum Field Theory,' Professor Pavel Etingof availed math-minded students of quantum field theory and string theory by presenting the theories through a mathematical dialogue. Professor Etingof's extensive lectures for the course cover topics such as classical field theory, free quantum theories and Feynman diagrams. The structure of this bachelor's-level course is designed to teach mathematicians the basic principles behind quantum field theory that are necessary for understanding its more complex parts. Assignments--including theorem proofs and problem sets--allow students to practice their knowledge of these principles. Although 'Geometry and Quantum Field Theory' may be of interest to physics students, the course is chiefly intended for undergraduate students pursuing a Mathematics education.

Lecture notes and assignments may be downloaded for this free course. For more information, students may visit the quantum field theory course homepage.

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