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Physics 616

Quantum Field Theory I

University of Kentucky

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fall 2017

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An introduction to field theory and many-body theory. Topics include path integral quantization, second quantization, relativistic field theory of bosons and fermions, Green's function and perturbation theory, field theories on the lattice, renormalization of scalar fields and applications to critical phenomena.

Prerequisites: PHY 615, PHY 632. (excerpted from the U.K. Bulletin) For the detailed content of Phy 616 this semester, pls. see the syllabus.

Lecturer: Prof. Susan Gardner
Office: Chem-Phys 361
Telephone: 257 - 4391
E-mail: gardner "@"
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 10:45 AM - NOON and by appointment.

Required textbook:
M. E. Peskin and D. V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (1995).
Supplemental information and errata can be found here and here .

Recommended textbooks:
M. D. Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model (2014).

A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, Second Edition (2010).
Supplemental information and errata can be found here .

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