**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.

** Textbooks**Required: Mark Srednicki,

Recommended: Steven Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, vols. 1,2, Cambridge University Press.

My office is 451 Lauritsen. My office hour is on Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

TA: Ketan Vyas, 471 Lauritsen. Ketan’s office hour is on Monday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

There will be no exams; instead there will be a homework problem set each week. It will be posted on this website each Wednesday and will be due a week later. Homework should be given directly to the TA or left in his mailbox (4

**Fall quarter**

Week 1 (due October 10) Week
2 (due October 17) Week 3 (due
October 24) Week 4 (due October 31)

Week 5 (due November 7) Week 6 (due November 14) - there was an error in the formulation of problem 1b, which has now been corrected.

Week 7 (due November 21) Week 8 (due
November 29)

**Winter quarter**

Week 1 (due Jan. 16)
Week 2 (due January 23) Week 3 (due
January 30) Week
4 (due February 6) Week 5 (due February 13)

Week 6 (due
February 20; the scan of the relevant pages of Bjorken-Drell is here) Week 7 –
no HW Week 8
(due March 5)

Week 9 (due March
12) Path-integral for fermions (from
Weinberg vol. 1): part1
part 2

**Spring quarter**

Week 1 (due April 9)
Week 2 (due April 16) Week 3 – no HW Week 4 (due April
30) Week 5
(due May 7)

Week 6 (due May 14) Week 7 –
no HW Week 8 (due
March 28)