P621 Quantum Field Theory
Department of Physics, Indiana University


Taught by: Steven Gottlieb
Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:20 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Swain West 220

This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence in Quantum Field Theory. You may examine the syllabus for the course or the syllabus for the second semester .

About the Textbook

The textbook Quantum Field Theory by M. Srednick was first published in 2007. You should get the latest printing (2009)from the bookstore. Corrections to the text may be found here .


Material Relating to Lectures Will Appear Here

Some quotes from lecture 1

Notes on Lorentz covariance for lecture 3 (9/14)

Slides from lectures 1-4, covering Srednicki Secs. 1-4

Slides from lectures 5-10, covering Srednicki Secs. 5-11

A Little About Group Theory

Slides from lectures 11-16, covering Srednicki Secs. 22-24, 33-34

Slides from lectures 17-21, covering Srednicki Secs. 35-39 Revised!

Slides from lecture 22, covering Srednicki Sec. 40

Slides from lectures 22-25, covering Srednicki Secs. 41-48

Slides from lectures 25-27, covering Srednicki Secs. 54-56

Slides from lectures 28-29, covering Srednicki Secs. 57-59


Homework Assignments Will Appear Below As They Are Assigned
Homework 1 (due September 13)
Homework 2 (due October 4)
Homework 3 (due October 18)
Homework 4 (due November 3)
Homework 5 (due November 22)


Homework assignments from 2010

Homework 1 (due September 21)
Homework 2 (due October 7)
Homework 3 (due October 21)
Homework 4 (due November 9)
Homework 5 (due November 30)


Homework assignments from 2000

Feel free to look at the problems assigned previously. Since we are using a new textbook, don't expect old assignments to be of great relevance as the order of topics has changed.

Homework 1 (due September 19)
Homework 2 (due September 28)
Homework 3 (due October 12)
Homework 4 (due October 31)
Homework 5 (due November 16)
Homework 6 (due December 14)

Homework assignments from 1996
Homework 1 (due September 19)
Homework 2 (due October 3)
Homework 3 (due October 17)
Homework 4 (due October 31)
Homework 5 (due November 26)
Homework 6 (due December 17)


Homework assignments from 1995

Fall 1995 Homework 1
Fall 1995 Homework 2
Fall 1995 Homework 3
Fall 1995 Homework 4
Fall 1995 Homework 5
Fall 1995 Homework 6