Physics 205a: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Fall quarter, 2018


Monday 10:30-11:55, Downs 103
Wednesday 10:30-11:55, Downs 103

Instructor:     Sergei Gukov
Office hours: Wednesday 9:00-10:30am, or by appointment, Lauritsen 448

Grader:     Sungbong Chun
Office hours: Monday 8:00pm, or by appointment, Lauritsen 457


Textbook:
Suggested Additional Reading:
Week Read Comments Homework Solutions
1 §1 What is QFT? Homework 1 hw1
2 §2, 33 Lorentz group and its representations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 hw2
3 §3 Is quantization unique? 3.1, 3.5 hw3
4 §6 Quantum mechanics as a 0+1 dimensional QFT Homework 4 hw4
5 §7, 8 The path intergral for scalar fields 8.1 - 8.5 hw5
6 §9, 12, 18 Feynman diagrams 9.1, 9.2, 9.4 hw6
7 §5, 10 Scattering amplitudes 5.1, 10.3, 10.4 hw7
8 §13, 14 Loop corrections to the propagator no homework Happy Thanksgiving!
9 §16, 17, 19 Renormalization 13.1, 14.5, 14.7 hw9
10 §26, 27 Renormalization (cont'd) 16.1, 17.1, 20.2* hw10

Each homework set is posted on Wednesday and is due the following Wednesday (by 10:30am).