Text: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory , by Peskin and Schroeder.
: MW 3:30-4:50pm. MH5301.
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|
|1/5||Introduction to path integrals|
|1/7||Path integrals, continued|
|1/10||Generating function Z[J]||9.2a,b (Due 1/22)|
|1/24||Euclidean space. W[J].||Homework 2(due 1/29)|
|1/31||W[J], and Gamma[Phi].|
|2/5||More on the effective action|
|2/7||Doing loop integrals||HW 3 (Due 2/14)|
|2/14||counterterms and renormalization|
|2/21||renormalization schemes and RG|
|2/26||Full propagator, spectral function, LSZ|
|2/28||Optical theorem. RG.|
|3/2||RG eqn. Beta, gamma.|
|3/5||RG flows, cont. Compute gamma. Grassmann integrals|
|3/7||Path integral for fermions and gauge fields. Gauge invariance|
|3/12||QED and loop diagrams||HW 4 (Due March 19)|
|3/14||QED and renormalization|
|3/16||beta functions of QED and QCD|