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Unformatted text preview: 253b Actual Syllabus Physics 253b is a continuation of Physics 253a. Below is a very preliminary syllabus. I have not taught this course in many years, so I am starting over from scratch, and I am sure that a lot of these items will evolve as we go along. All of this would be fun, but I am not sure how much we will be able to do. It is very unlikely that I will cover all these topics in lecture, but I hope to touch on most of this either in lecture or problems. From the very beginning and throughout the course, I will emphasize the idea of a Quantum Field Theory as an effective description of physics in some limited range of energies. 1. φ → γγ and effective field theory (a) neutral pseudoscalar φ with mass m φ ¿ m e with Yukawa coupling to electrons (b) calculate decay rate into γγ from quantum loops (c) effective field theory (EFT) and matching (d) Γ[Φ] , 1PI graphs, the loop expansion, the background field method, and all that 2. the muon anomalous magnetic moment and large logs2....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course PHY 253B taught by Professor Georgi during the Spring '10 term at Princeton.
 Spring '10
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