Week

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Problems

Comments

September 811

Introduction (chap 1, Sec 2.1)

Classical Field Theory (sec 2.2)

HW1.pdf

Jackson 11.6+7+10 covers
relativity

September 1418

The Quantum Field (sec 2.3)

Spacetime Interpretation of Quantum Fields (sec 2.4,
pp2529)

HW2.pdf

Goldstein chap 12 covers classical
field theory.

September 2125

Green's Functions (sec 2.4, pp2933)

The Lorentz Group (sec 3.1)

HW3.pdf


Sep.28oct. 2

The Dirac Equation (sec 3.2)

Solutions of the Dirac Equation (sec
3.3)

HW4.pdf


October 5  9

Quantization of
the Dirac Field (sec 3.5)

Parity Transformations (sec 3.4
pp. 4951; sec 3.6 pp 6467)

HW5.pdf


October 1216

C, T, CPT (sec 3.6, pp 6771)

Interactions in
QFT (sec 4.2)

HW6.pdf
 HW6 due thu oct 22.

October 1923

No class: fall break

Feynman Diagrams for Correlators (sec
4.3+4.4)


Midterm due tue oct 27.

October 2630

The Smatrix and Crosssections (sec
4.5)

Feynman Diagrams for Amplitudes (sec
4.6)

HW7.pdf


November 26

Yukawa Theory (sec 4.1+sec 4.7 to p 120)

Quantum Electrodynamics (sec 4.7 pp 121; sec 4.8)
 HW8.pdf



November 913

ElectronPositron Annihilation
(sec
5.1)

Helicity Structure (sec 5.2)

HW9.pdf


November 1620

Crossing Symmetry (sec 5.4) 
Compton Scattering (sec 5.5) 
HW10.pdf


November 2327

Feynman Rules from Path Integrals (sec
9.1) 
No class: thanksgiving

HW11.pdf


Nov. 30 Dec 4

Feynman Rules from Path Integrals (sec
9.2)

Path Integrals for Fermions (sec
9.5)

HW12.pdf


December 7  11

Quantization of the EM field (sec 9.4) 
Symmetries in Quantum Field Theory
(sec 9.6) 

Final due mon dec. 14.
