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Quantum Field Theory
PHYS 7147     fall semester 2018

quantum puppy
They act so cute when they try to understand Quantum Field Theory.
COURSE SCHEDULE
ChaosBook.org/~predrag/courses/PHYS-7147-18/schedule.xml
COURSE DESCRIPTION
ChaosBook.org/~predrag/courses/PHYS-7147-18/post.html
PLACE AND TIMES
Howey S104, TT 1:30pm - 2:45pm
QUESTIONS
I have to skip next lecture?  Dog ate my homework? 
INSTRUCTOR
Predrag Cvitanović     
Office: Howey W501 (office hours: ??day 1:30-2:30pm)
Phone: 404 487 8469
E-mail: predrag dot cvitanovic snail physics dot gatech dot edu
TEXTBOOKS
A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell
M. Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory
M. E. Peskin and D. V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
eBOOKS
M. Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory, Part I: Spin Zero - hep-th/0409035
P. Cvitanović, Quantum Field Theory: a cyclist tour, (preliminary unedited notes are here: Please send me your edits!)
P. Cvitanovic, Field theory
M. Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory, Part II: Spin One Half - hep-th/0409036
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
Sean Carroll How Quantum Field Theory Becomes "Effective"
Roger Blandford and Kip Thorne Modern Classical Physics Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics
PREREQUISITES
A basic background in calculus, ordinary differential equations and classical mechanics.
TEACHING METHOD

Two lectures and a homework problem set per week.

GRADING

Homeworks, an in-class mid-term, and a final exam; the grades will be based on these (50%/20%/30%). Exams and homeworks include optional problems ("bonus" = extra credit; it's like money in a bank). Homework assignments will be posted on the web every Thursday, due Tuesday, and by graded by your fellow students by the next Tuesday.

SOLUTION SETS

will be posted on canvas every Thursday.

START

Tuesday Aug 21, 2018, 1:30pm in Howey S104