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".
|Office: 2055 NPB
Secretary: NA 2053 NPB
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
Textbook: The required textbook is
Michael E. Peskin and
Daniel V. Schroeder,
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).
Prerequisites: The first semester of Quantum Field Theory.
Synopsis: 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
Homework: 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).
Exams: There will be one or two midterm exams.
Grading: 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).