# Quantum
Field Theory 572

### Spring 2016

Professor David Kaplan

C411B

dbkaplan@uw.edu

TA: Brandon Robinson, B418, robinb22@uw.edu

I will not have regular office hours, but I like talking to
students! If you want to discuss something email me, or take
your chances and just drop by my office.

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

Srednicki: Quantum
Field Theory

Schwartz: Quantum
field theory and the standard model

Weinberg: The
quantum theory of fields

Itzykson & Zuber: Quantum
Field Theory

Peskin and Schroeder: An
Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

Ramond: Field
Theory: A Modern Primer

Brown: Quantum
Field Theory

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To get to more advanced topics, nothing compares to:

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

#### Handouts

Representations of the Lorentz group

Dimensional Regularization

Fermion
Path Integration

NJL Model Note

Effective Field Theory
Lectures

Fujikawa paper on
anomalies

Longer Fujikawa paper (some
notation differences from PRL; factors of 1/2 missing in front of
[γ,γ] in eqs 15, 24a.)

Notes
on Anomalies

Fujikawa
Note

Uses of Instantons,
section 3

#### Problem sets

*(All problem sets are due in class the day they are due, or
in Brandon Robinson's mailbox by 5PM the day they are due.
Late homework is not accepted.)*

Problem set #1 (Due
Tuesday 4/12/16)

Problem set #2 (Due Tuesday
4/26/16)

Problem set #3 (Due
Tuesday 5/10/16)

Problem set #4 (Due
Tuesday 5/24/16)

#### Solutions

Solution set #1

Solution set #2

Solution set #3

Solution set #4

Grading:

- There will be probably five problem sets, each weighted
equally although not of equal difficulty They will count
for 75% of the grade

- Each student will be asked to prepare a 15 minute presentation
on some topic in QFT not covered in detail in class; these will
be delivered during the final week of class (not finals week)
and will count for 25% of the grade. Students should get their
topic pre-approved by me