PHYS 7147 fall semester 2013

They act so cute when they try to understand Quantum Field Theory. |

**COURSE SCHEDULE***ChaosBook.org/~predrag/courses/PHYS-7147-13/schedule.xml***COURSE DESCRIPTION***ChaosBook.org/~predrag/courses/PHYS-7147-13/post.html***PLACE AND TIMES**- Howey S104, TT 12:05pm - 1:25pm
**QUESTIONS***Is this continuum physics course for me? I have to skip next lecture? Dog ate my homework? How much programming needed? Should I submit my code along with the computational exercises?***INSTRUCTOR**- Predrag Cvitanović

Office: Howey W501 (office hours: ??day 1:30-2:30pm)

Phone: 404 487 8469

E-mail: predrag dot cvitanovic snail physics dot gatech dot edu **TEXTBOOKS**-
M. Srednicki,
*Quantum Field Theory* -
M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder:
*An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory* **eBOOKS**-
M. Srednicki,
*Quantum Field Theory, Part I: Spin Zero*- hep-th/0409035 -
P. Cvitanović,
*Quantum Field Theory: a cyclist tour*, (preliminary unedited notes are here: Please send me your edits!) -
P. Cvitanović,
*Field theory* -
M. Srednicki,
*Quantum Field Theory, Part II: Spin One Half*- hep-th/0409036 **SUPPLEMENTARY READING**-
Sean Carroll,
**How Quantum Field Theory Becomes "Effective"** -
Roger Blandford and Kip Thorne,
**Applications of Classical Physics** **PREREQUISITES**- A basic background in calculus, ordinary differential equations and classical mechanics.
**TEACHING METHOD**-
Two lectures and a homework problem set per week.

**GRADING**-
**Homeworks**, a**take-home mid-term**, and a**final exam**; the grades will be based on these (50%/20%/30%). Exams and homeworks include optional problems ("bonus" = extra credit). Homework assignments will be posted on the web every Thursday, and graded by students by next Tuesday. **START**-
Tuesday Aug 20, 2013, 12:05pm in Howey S104