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Quantum Field Theory

Quantum Field Theory (University of Cambridge). This is a collection of lecture videos on quantum field theory given by Professor David Tong, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge. The videos were recorded from the lectures given at the Perimeter Institute PSI programme in 2009. They are accompanied by lecture notes, covering the canonical quantization of scalar fields, Dirac fields and QED. These lecture notes are based on an introductory course on quantum field theory, aimed at Part III (i.e. masters level) students. The full set of lecture notes can be downloaded here.

Lecture 01 - Introduction to quantum field theory and classical field theory. Notes: 1-10.
Lecture 02 - Noether's theorem and the energy momentum tensor. Notes: 11-17.
Lecture 03 - Classical field theory, Canonical quantization for the free scalar field. Notes: 18-24.
Lecture 04 - More on canonical quantization, including normal ordering, the vacuum and
....................the interpretation of particles. Notes: 25-33.
Lecture 05 - More canonical quantization, including the Heisenberg picture and causality. Notes: 34-38.
Lecture 06 - Propagators. The beginnings of interactions. Notes: 38-41 and 47-50.
Lecture 07 - Interactions. Dyson's formula and a first look at scattering. Notes: 50-55.
Lecture 08 - Wick's theorem, Feynman diagrams and examples of scattering amplitudes. Notes: 56-62.
Lecture 09 - Finishing off scattering amplitudes. The algebra of the Lorentz group. Notes: 62-69 and 81-84.
Lecture 10 - The spinor representation of the Lorentz group. The Dirac equation. Notes: 85-90.
Lecture 11 - Solving the Dirac equation and a first look at quantization and statistics. Notes: 90-108.
Lecture 12 - Quantizing fermions. Scattering amplitudes. Notes: 108-118.
Lecture 13 - Quantum Electrodynamics. Gauge fixing. Quantization in Lorentz gauge. Notes: 124-134.
Lecture 14 - Coupling light and matter. Feynman rules. Scattering amplitudes. Notes: 135-The End.

References
David Tong: Lectures on Quantum Field Theory
The full set of lecture notes can be downloaded here, together with videos of the course when it was repeated at the Perimeter Institute.
09/10 PSI - Quantum Field Theory
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