# Quantum
Field Theory 571

### Winter 2018

Professor:

David Kaplan

B455

dbkaplan@uw.edu

http://www.int.washington.edu/users/dbkaplan/

TA:

Natalie Klco

B454

klcon@uw.edu

Text:

Srednicki: Quantum
Field Theory

Recommended references -- best to
read up on each topic in at least two books:

Itzykson & Zuber: Quantum
Field Theory

Peskin and Schroeder: An
Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

Ramond: Field
Theory: A Modern Primer

Brown: Quantum
Field Theory

Schwartz: Quantum
Field Theory and the Standard Model

To get to more advanced topics, nothing compares to:

Coleman: Aspects
of Symmetry (especially chapters "Secret Symmetry", "Uses of
Instantons", and "Large N")

Grading:

There will be roughly 6-7 problem sets due this
quarter. To get CR for this course you have to have made a
serious effort on at least 1/2 of the problems. Those students
requiring a grade, 100% of that grade will be based on performance
on these problem sets, with the standard for a 2.0 being the same as
for CR: serious effort on at least 50% of the problems.

You are unlikely to learn the subject unless you
do the problems...and you are strongly encouraged to work and
discuss together.

Office hours:

Office hours: Tuesdays 1:30-3:30

Assignments:

- Problem set #1 -
Due Thursday, January 11
- Problem set #2 -
Due Thursday, February 1
- Problem set #3 - Due
Thursday, February 15
- Problem set #4 - Due
Thursday, March 1
- Problem set #5 -
Due Friday, March 9

Solutions:

- Solution set #1
- Solution set #2
- Solution set #3
- Solution set #4
- Solution set #5

Handouts:

- Dynamical symmetry breaking
note (NJL model)
- Notes on (g-2) calculation
- Notes on Fujikawa's
derivation of the anomaly
- General discussion of
anomalies