Text: The recommended text is Quantum Field Theory , by Mark Srednicki, but I will also follow, and highly recommend, the beautiful online notes of Mike Luke (based on Coleman's lectures) and David Tong.
:MW 3:30-4:50pm, MH 5301
Homework: Some practice problems will be suggested, but not graded. Other HW problems will be turned in and graded; these will entirely determine course grade.
|lecture#||topic (and link to notes)||Homework|
|9/28||Introduction to field theory|
|10/5||Nother's theorem, green's functions|
|10/7||Propagators, Dyson and Wick||HW 1 (due Oct. 14)|
|10/12||Dyson's formula and Wick cont.|
|10/21||phase space etc.||HW 2, due Nov. 2|
|10/26||phase space, Green functions|
|11/9||Lorentz group, fermions|
|11/11||Fermions, Dirac equation plane waves||HW 3 (due 11/18)|
|11/16||Dirac equation, quantization|
|11/18||Fermion Feynman rules, calculations|
|11/23||Fermion Feynman rules, calculations cont.|
|12/2||Gauge fields, computing amplitudes|