Physics 156 — Classical Field Theory

This course explores concepts, methods, and applications of the classical theory of fields. On the physics side, we will learn about cosmological inflation, superconductivity, electroweak theory, solitons, the nuclear force, and magnetic monopoles. On the mathematics side, we will learn the basics of differential geometry and Lie algebras. Throughout the course, we will emphasize the unity of physical principles and techniques across a wide range of systems and disciplines.

Prerequisites: Physics 111 and Math 115.


    Meetings, Spring 2018   


Section Location Times Instructor
Section 1 Shanahan B454 MW at 13:15–14:30 Missing alt information Sahakian