Course replaced by FYTN10 since 2011 so it is recommended to take that one instead

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Introductory Quantum Field Theory 7.5hp

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PhD course in Theoretical Physics at Lund University

Course plan: ps pdf LaTeX

Course book: Michael E. Peskin and Daniel V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

Misprints in the book can be found via Peskin's QFT page. Note that there are three different lists of misprints which you might all need depending on which edition you have. There are also some sections with have been rewritten available there.

Required Problems

Hints and comments to some of the exercises

The use of algebraic manipulation programs like FORM, Maple or Mathematica is allowed.

Further literature

There are many books on quantum field theory varying from very elementary to very mathematical. The course book tends to do calculations in more detail than most other quantum field theory books.

Some of the more philosophical backgrounds of Field theory can be found in the review article Frank Wilczek, Quantum Field Theory published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 71 (1999) S85-S95 or hep-th/9803075. A shorter discussion by Steven Weinberg is hep-th/9702027

Solutions on the web

I haven't found any yet but they do probably exist if you look hard enough.

Johan Bijnens (

Last changed: March 2012