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PHY 7669 - Quantum Field Theory II
Spring Term 2015

Time and Place: W Period 8 (3:00-3:50 p.m.) 1011 New Physics Building (NPB); MF Period 9 (4:05-4:55 pm) 1165 New Physics Building (NPB).

Final Exam: There will be no final exam. A list of final projects can be found under the link "Final Projects".

Instructor:  Konstantin Matchev

Office: 2055 NPB 
Phone:  392-5709 
Secretary: NA   2053 NPB
Email:  matchev@phys.ufl.edu 

Office hours: MF, Period 8 (3:00-3:50 pm), 1011 New Physics Building (NPB). If these hours are inconvenient, you may simply drop by my office, chances are I will be around and will be able to help you.

The required textbook is Michael E. Peskin and Daniel V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Westview Press). There are also identical older printings by another publisher, Addison-Wesley. The authors keep a list of known typos. A list of other quantum field theory books can be found under the "References" link on the left. It is useful to order the free pocket version of the Particle Data Book (i.e. the Particle Physics Booklet).

The first semester of Quantum Field Theory.

We will be covering selected topics from parts II and III of the textbook, plus other special topics of relevance to high energy and astroparticle physics research.

There will be some homework assignments which will be checked but not graded. You may collaborate with others on the problems, but you must make a note of your collaborators (just as if you were writing a scientific paper). Noting your collaborators does not in any way detract from your grade. However, each problem set must be written individually-do not simply copy your collaborator's solutions verbatim (this will be considered a form of plagiarism).

There will be one or two midterm exams.

The final grade will be based on the exams and class participation. The course grades are not curved.

Holidays (no classes):
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 19), Spring Break (February 28 - March 7).

Last modified: 8 January 2015