**Ph 205 Relativistic
Quantum Mechanics**

This
is a 3-quarter course covering basic quantum field theory, including
QED,
renormalization, path-integrals, and Yang-Mills theory.

** Textbooks**Required: L.H. Ryder,

Recommended: M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder,

Note: the book by Peskin and Schroder is more thorough and contains more applications, but Ryder is more pedagogical.

gauge-invariance, the Coulomb problem for the Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations, Casimir effect.

My office is 451 Lauritsen. My office hour is on Monday,

TA: Jeff Atwell, 471 Lauritsen.

There will be no exams; instead there will be a homework problem set each week. It will be posted on this website each Wednesday and will be due a week

later. Homework should be given directly to the TA or left in his mailbox. The TA will produce solution sets; you will find them outside of my office.

Graded homework will be placed there as well. Grading will be done on the basis of the homework. If you need an extension, you should ask me in advance; without an extension late homework will not be graded.

Fall quarter

Week 1 (due October 5) Week 2 (due October 12) Week 3 (due October 19) Week 4 (due October 26) Week 5 (due November 2)

Week 6 (due November 9) Week 7 (due November 16) Week 8 (due November 23)

Winter quarter

Week 1 - no hw Week 2 (due Jan. 18) Week 3 - no hw Week 4 (due Feb. 1) Week 5 (due Feb. 8)

Week 6 (due Feb. 15) Week 7 (due Feb. 22) Week 8 (due March 1) Week 9 (due March 8) Week 10 (due March 15)

I was asked to advertise a course on QCD to be taught in the spring quarter by Michael Ramsey-Musolf. The course number is Ph 210, and the

syllabus can be found here.

Spring quarter

Week 1 - no hw Week 2 (due April 12) Week 3 (due April 19) Week 4 (due April 26) Week 5 (due May 3)

Week 6 (due May
10) Week 7 (due May 17) Week 8 (due May 24) Week 9 - no hw