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 (fall): Tristan McKinney, 417 Downs. TA's office is hour is Tuesday, 7-8 pm.
TA (winter): Baoyi Chen. TA's office hour is Monday 7-9 pm, at 103 Downs.
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 8 HW Reading: sections
Week 9 HW:
Problem 28.2 (20pts) Due Dec. 4
Week 1 - no
HW Reading: sections 33-34.
Week 5 HW Reading:
sections 43, 44, 51, 52.
Week 6 HW Reading:
sections 54, 55, 56, 57.
Week 7-8 HW (due Feb. 28!)
Reading: sections 58, 59, 62, 63, 66, 67, 68