Ph 230ab: Elementary Particle Theory
  Pre-requisites: Ph 205 or a similar course (basic QFT, including QED)

Syllabus for the fall quarter:

Quantization of Yang-Mills theories, renormalization, asymptotic freedom, perturbative QCD, spontaneously broken
global and gauge symmetries, the Standard Model.

Syllabus for the winter quarter:

Anomalies, non-perturbative methods, quantum field theory at finite temperature, lattice gauge theory,
extended objects in QFT (solitons and instantons).

For the winter quarter, in addition to the above textbooks, I recommend a book by R. Rajaraman, "Solitons and instantons."
Other useful books are: S. Coleman, "Aspects of Symmetry," and G. 't Hooft, "Under the Spell of the Gauge Principle."

TA:  Yi Li (office hours: Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m.)

My office hours: Friday 4:30-5:30 p.m.

There will be no exams in this course: grading will be done on the basis of turned in homework.
Each subproblem is worth 10 points.  You are expected to turn it at least 80 % of the assigned
homework and solve correctly a reasonable percentage of the problems.  The meaning
of "reasonable" will be determined by the end of the quarter.  Homework problems will be
posted here every Wednesday and are due a week later, that is, next Wednesday.

Homework problems (fall quarter)

Week 1 (due October 8th)   Week 2 (due October 15)   Week3 (due October 22)  Week 4  (due October 29)

Week 5 (due November 5)  Week 6 (due November 12)  Week 7 (due November 19)  Week 8 (due November 26)

Week 9 (due December 3)

Homework problems (winter quarter)

Week 1 (due January 14)   Week 2 (due January 21)   Week 3 (due January 28) Week 4 (due February 4)

Week 5 (due February 11)   Week 6 (due February 18)   Week 7 (due February 25)  Week 8 (due March 3)

Week 9 (due March 10)