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
This page can be found at
http://www.thep.lu.se/~bijnens/QFT1/.
PhD course in Theoretical Physics at Lund University
Course plan:
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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
 2.2
 3.2
 3.4
 3.5 (for interested students, not required)
 4.2
 4.3
 4.4
 5.1
 5.2
 6.1
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.
 Freely available
 Other advanced books
 Steven Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, 3 volumes,
good on the
philosophy and reasons why field theory looks as it does.
Unusual sign conventions. A good complementary read for those who want to know
more
 Itzykson and Zuber, Quantum Field Theory, the book I learned
a lot from
 P. Ramond, Field Theory, a modern primer, a purely pathintegral
based approach
 A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell
 Books that cover the material in this course often in a more elementary
manner than the course book

Michele Maggiore, A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
 Lewis H. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory
 F. Mandl and G. Shaw, Quantum Field Theory
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) S85S95 or
hepth/9803075.
A shorter discussion by Steven Weinberg is
hepth/9702027
Solutions on the web
I haven't found any yet but they do probably exist if you look hard enough.
Johan Bijnens
(bijnens@thep.lu.se)
Last changed: March 2012