
Date  Topic  Reading  

L1  9/5  Intro, Classical Field Theory  Intro: view or print pp 110; PS 1517 
L2  9/9  Quantum Mechanics. Not particles but fields.  Intro pp 1019, PS 1314,1922 
L3  9/12  Fields, propagators  Intro pp 2027, PS 2233 
H1  9/13  Homework Assignment # 1: view or print  
L4  9/16  Noether's Theorem  Lecture 4: full version: view or
print condensed version view or print; PS 1719 
L5  9/19  Applications of Noether  Lecture 5: view or print. 
H2  9/20  Homework Assignment # 2: view or print.  
L6  9/23  The Poincare Group  Lecture 6: view or print. 
L7  9/26  Dirac and Weyl Fields  Lecture 7: view or print. 
H3  9/27  Homework Assignment # 3:.  
L8  9/30  Free Dirac Particles  Lecture 8: view or print plus PS pp 4551. 
H4  10/4  Homework Assignment # 4:  
L9  10/3  Quantization of Dirac Fields  Lecture 9: view or print plus PS pp 5865. 
L10  10/7  Discrete Symmetries: P, C, and T  Lecture 10: view or print plus PS pp 6571. 
L11  10/10  Interacting Fields  Lecture 11: view or print plus PS pp 7787. 
P1=H5  10/11  Project #1 due.  
L12  10/14  Wick's Theorem and Feynman Diagrams  Lecture 12: view or print plus PS pp 8899. 
L13  10/17  Cross sections and the S matrix  Lecture 13 read PS 99108 
H6  10/22  Homework Assignment # 6:  
L14  10/21  Smatrix from Feynman Diagrams  Lecture 14: view or print plus PS pp 108120. 
L15  10/24  Fermion Potential by Yukawa and Photon Exchange  Lecture 15: view or print plus read PS 118126. 
H7  10/29  Homework Assignment # 7:  
L16  10/28  e^{+}e^{–}→ μ^{+}μ^{–}; R; eμ scattering.  Lecture 16: view or print read PS 131141, 153158. 
L17  10/31  Crossing symmetry, Compton scattering  Lecture 17: view or print plus PS pp 159169. 
L18  11/4  Classical Bremsstrahlung  Lecture 18: view or print plus PS pp 175182 
H8  11/5  Homework Assignment # 8:  
L19  11/7  Quantum Bremsstrahlung, Vertex Function  Lecture 19: view or
print plus PS pp 182189
Schwinger trick: view or print. 
H9  11/13  Homework Assignment # 9:  
L20  11/11  Vertex correction, g2  Lecture 20: view or print plus PS pp 191196. 
L21  11/14  δF_{1}(q^{2})  Lecture 21: view or print plus PS pp 200201 
H10  11/22  Homework Assignment # 10:  
L22  11/18  KällenLehmann, Σ_{2}. Z, Z_{2}  Lecture 22: view or print plus PS pp 211222. 
L23  11/21  Photon propagator, renormalization of e  Lecture 23: view or print plus PS pp 244248,2526. 
L24  11/25  Counterterms; Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking  Lecture 24: view or printplus PS pp 347352. 
L25  11/26  SSB (cont.), NonAbelian Gauge Theory  Lecture 25: view or
print plus Gauge Theory on a Lattice, pp 115: view or print. 
    11/28  No class, Thanksgiving  
H11  12/3  Homework Assignment # 11:  
L26  12/2  NonAbelian Lattice Gauge Theory  Lecture 26: view or view print plus Gauge Theory on a Lattice, pp 815 
L27  12/5  Higgs Mechanism  Lecture 27 plus PS pp 689696 plus Higgs Examples 
H12  Homework 12:  
L28  12/9  GSW Electroweak Theory  Lecture 28: view or print plus PS 701705, 713716. 
Sections covered
I expect to cover most of chapters 27 of Peskin and Schroeder, and also
Sections 11.1, 16.1, 20.1 and 20.2.
Sections skipped: 5.2, 5.3, (6.4?), 6.5, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4.