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Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
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Course: |
Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
Physics 621, Fall 2009 T, R: 12:20 - 14:15, Swain West 220 |

Instructor: | Radovan Dermisek |

email: | dermisek@indiana.edu |

office: | Swain west 225 |

office hours: | when I am in and by appointment |

phone: | (812) 856 6918 |

website: | http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~dermisek/ |

Text: |
M. Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory
Chapters: 1-12, 22-24, 33-43, 45-48, 54-59 Errata and a prepublication draft of the text can be found at http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~mark/qft.html |

Other useful books: |
M. Peskin and R. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
L. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory S. Weinberg, Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. 1 & 2 P. Ramond, Field Theory: A Modern Primer J.D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics J.D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell, Relativistic Quantum Fields C. Itzykson and J. Zuber, Quantum Field Theory and many others |

Notes: | available in various formats below. |

syllabus.pdf | format presented in the class, not suitable for printing |

syllabus_print_1.pdf | white background, suitable for printing, 1 page/sheet |

syllabus_print_2.pdf | white background, suitable for printing, 2 pages/sheet |

syllabus_print_4.pdf | white background, suitable for printing, 4 pages/sheet |

notes-1-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-1-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-1-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-2-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-2-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-2-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-3-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-3-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-3-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-4-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-4-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-4-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-5-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-5-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-5-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-6-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-6-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-6-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-7-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-7-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-7-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-8-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-8-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-8-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-9-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-9-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-9-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-10-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-10-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-10-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-11-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-11-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-11-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

notes-12-1p.pdf | 1 page/sheet |

notes-12-2p.pdf | 2 pages/sheet |

notes-12-4p.pdf | 4 pages/sheet |

Homework: |
there will be assignments about every two weeks, unless specified otherwise they will be due on exactly one week after they are assigned (typically on Thursdays). Late Assignments: Start work early on the assignment. Homework handed in within 24 hours of time due will have 20% of the value of the assignment subtracted. Homework handed in later will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and will be reduced in value by 40%. |

homework_set-I-1.pdf | homework set 1 due on Tuesday, September 22, 2:15pm |

solutions | solutions of J. Bennett |

solutions | solutions of E. Timko |

homework_set-I-2.pdf | homework set 2 due on Tuesday, October 13, 2:15pm |

solutions | solutions of J. Bennett |

homework_set-I-3.pdf | homework set 3 due on Thursday, October 29, 2:15pm |

solutions | solutions (except problem 2) of A. Schneider |

solutions | solution (of problem 2) of S. Dietrick (it is wrong by a factor of -3, but the method is correct, we will discuss it in the class) |

homework_set-I-4.pdf | homework set 4 due on Tuesday, November 17, 2:15pm |

solutions | solution of S. Dietrick |

solutions | solutions of E. Timko |

homework_set-I-5.pdf | homework set 5 due on Thursday, December 3, 2:15pm |

solutions | solutions of J. Bennett |

solutions | solutions of A. Schneider |

Exam: |
there will be a take home exam assigned on Tuesday 2:15pm and due on Thursday 2:15pm in the last week of classes. |

Grading: | 70% problem sets, 30% take home exam |

Attendance: | optional but highly recommended. |

Academic honesty: |
I encouradge you to discuss physics with your colleagues. It is an excellent way to learn. You can also discuss homework assignments with others in the class. However you are expected to write your own solutions. You cannot discuss the final exam with anybody except the instructor. |

Have Fun!!! |