Academic Catalog

PHYS492 GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY IN PHYSICS II

Course Code: 2300492
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. BAHTYAR ZGR SARIOLU
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Lie groups on manifolds; Lie algebras; differential forms with values in a Lie algebra; fibre bundles; connection in a fibre bundle; curvature form. Gauge invariance; Maxwell and Yang-Mills equations; systems with spontaneous symmetry breakdown; Higgs mechanism; Hopf invariants; magnetic monopoles; characteristic classes; instantons.