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What Is A Photon? Foundations Of Quantum Field Theory, Charles G. Torre Jun 2018

What Is A Photon? Foundations Of Quantum Field Theory, Charles G. Torre

All Physics Faculty Publications

This is a brief, informal, and relatively low-level course on the foundations of quantum field theory. The prerequisites are undergraduate courses in quantum mechanics and electromagnetism.


Full Dyon Excitation Spectrum In Extended Levin-Wen Models, Yuting Hu, Nathan Geer, Yong-Shi Wu May 2018

Full Dyon Excitation Spectrum In Extended Levin-Wen Models, Yuting Hu, Nathan Geer, Yong-Shi Wu

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Publications

In Levin-Wen (LW) models, a wide class of exactly solvable discrete models, for two-dimensional topological phases, it is relatively easy to describe only single-fluxon excitations, but not the charge and dyonic as well as many-fluxon excitations. To incorporate charged and dyonic excitations in (doubled) topological phases, an extension of the LW models is proposed in this paper. We first enlarge the Hilbert space with adding a tail on one of the edges of each trivalent vertex to describe the internal charge degrees of freedom at the vertex. Then, we study the full dyon spectrum of the extended LW models, including ...


Phys 6210 - Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2007, Charles G. Torre Jan 2007

Phys 6210 - Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2007, Charles G. Torre

Physics - OCW

After completing this course you should (1) have a working knowledge of the foundations, techniques and key results of quantum mechanics; (2) be able to comprehend basic quantum mechanical applications at the research level, e.g., in research articles; (3) be able to competently explain/teach these topics to others; (4) be able to teach yourself any other related quantum mechanics material as you need it.