Ph 205 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
This is a 3-quarter course covering
basic quantum field theory, including QED, renormalization,
path-integrals, and Yang-Mills theory.
Required: Mark Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory,
Recommended: R. D. Klauber, Student-Friendly Quantum Field Theory, Sandtrove Press.
My office is 420 Downs. My office hour is on Friday, 10-11 a.m.
TA: Tristan McKinney, 417 Downs. TA's office is hour is Tuesday, 7-8 pm.
There will be no exams; instead there will be a homework problem set each week. It will be posted on this website Wednesday night or Thursday morning and will be due a week later. Homework should be given directly to the TA or left in his mailbox in East Bridge. The TA will produce solution sets; you will find them outside of my office. Graded homework will be placed there as well. Grading will be done on the basis of the homework. If you need an extension, you should ask me in advance; without an extension late homework will not be graded.
Grading scheme: each problem is
worth 10 pts, unless it is made of subproblems, in which case
each subproblem is worth 10 pts. A passing grade is getting
50% of the maximal possible number of points.
Fall quarter HW
Week 3 HW Reading:
Week 4 HW Reading: section
1.9 and problem 9.5, section 1.10.