Week  Lectures  Dates  Topics  Ref.*  Homework 

1.  1. 2. 
Sep.28 Sep.30 
Organization and outline of the Course; An example of how to estimate a cross section Causality and QFT; Overview of Classical Field Theory 
PS_1 PS_2.1; PS_2.2 

2.  3. 4. 
Oct.5 Oct.7 
Second Quantization: the KleinGordon Field Lorentz Invariance 
PS_2.3; PS_2.4 PS_3.1 
HW#1 
3.  5. 6. 
Oct.12 Oct.14 
Dirac Equation and its Free Particle Solutions Dirac Matrices and Field Bilinears 
PS_3.2; PS_3.3 PS_3.4 

4.  7. 8. 
Oct.19 Oct.21 
Quantization of the Dirac Field, Spin and Statistics, the Dirac Propagator 
PS_3.5 
HW#2 
5.  9. 10. 
Oct.26 Oct.28 
Discrete Symmetries of the Dirac Theory: Parity, Time Reversal, Charge Conjugation Perturbation Theory: Introduction Perturbative Expansion of Correlation Functions 
PS_3.6 PS_4.1, PS_4.2 

6.  11. 12. 
Nov.2 Nov.4 
Wick's Theorem Feynman Diagrams Cross Sections and the Smatrix 
PS_4.3 PS_4.4 PS_4.5 

7.  13.  Nov.9  Computing SMatrix Elements from Feynman Diagrams  PS_4.6  HW#3 
8.  14. 15. 
Nov.16 Nov.18 
Feynman Rules for Fermions and for QED Trace Technology; Outline of e+e > mu+mu 
PS_4.7, PS_4.8 PS_5.1 

9.  16. 17. 
Nov.23 Nov.25 
e+e > mu+mu: Helicity Structure e+e > mu+mu: Nonrelativistic Limit Crossing Symmetry 
PS_5.2 PS_5.3 PS_5.4 
HW#4 
10.  18. 19. 
Nov.30 Dec.2 
Compton Scattering SchwingerDyson equations and functional integrals 
PS_5.5 TB_3.1; TB_3.2 
Final 