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I. INTRODUCTION
A. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
B. Conventions and Notation
1. Units
2. Relativistic Notation
3. Fourier Transforms
4. The Dirac Delta “Function”
C. A Na¨ıve Relativistic Theory
II. CONSTRUCTING QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
A. Multi-particle Basis States
1. Fock Space
2. Review of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator
3. An Operator Formalism for Fock Space
4. Relativistically Normalized States
B. Canonical Quantization
1. Classical Particle Mechanics
2. Quantum Particle Mechanics
3. Classical Field Theory
4. Quantum Field Theory
C. Causality
III. SYMMETRIES AND CONSERVATION LAWS
A. Classical Mechanics
B. Symmetries in Field Theory
1. Space-Time Translations and the Energy-Momentum Tensor
2. Lorentz Transformations
C. Internal Symmetries
1. U(1) Invariance and Antiparticles
2. Non-Abelian Internal Symmetries
D. Discrete Symmetries: C, P and T
1. Charge Conjugation, C
2. Parity, P
3. Time Reversal, T
IV. EXAMPLE: NON-RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS (“SECOND QUANTIZATION”)
V. INTERACTING FIELDS
A. Particle Creation by a Classical Source
B. More on Green Functions
C. Mesons Coupled to a Dynamical Source
D. The Interaction Picture
E. Dyson’s Formula
F. Wick’s Theorem
G. S matrix elements from Wick’s Theorem
H. Diagrammatic Perturbation Theory
I. More Scattering Processes
J. Potentials and Resonances
VI. EXAMPLE (CONTINUED): PERTURBATION THEORY FOR NONRELATIVISTIC QUANTUM
VII. DECAY WIDTHS, CROSS SECTIONS AND PHASE SPACE
A. Decays
B. Cross Sections
C. D for Two Body Final States
VIII. MORE ON SCATTERING THEORY
A. Feynman Diagrams with External Lines off the Mass Shell
1. Answer One: Part of a Larger Diagram
2. Answer Two: The Fourier Transform of a Green Function
3. Answer Three: The VEV of a String of Heisenberg Fields
B. Green Functions and Feynman Diagrams
C. The LSZ Reduction Formula
1. Proof of the LSZ Reduction Formula
IX. SPIN 1/2 FIELDS
A. Transformation Properties
B. The Weyl Lagrangian
C. The Dirac Equation
1. Plane Wave Solutions to the Dirac Equation
D. γ Matrices
1. Bilinear Forms
2. Chirality and γ5
E. Summary of Results for the Dirac Equation
2. Space-Time Symmetries
3. Dirac Adjoint, γ Matrices
4. Bilinear Forms
5. Plane Wave Solutions
X. QUANTIZING THE DIRAC LAGRANGIAN
A. Canonical Commutation Relations
B. Canonical Anticommutation Relations
1. The Fermion Propagator
2. Feynman Rules
E. Spin Sums and Cross Sections
XI. VECTOR FIELDS AND QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS
A. The Classical Theory
B. The Quantum Theory
C. The Massless Theory
1. Minimal Coupling
2. Gauge Transformations
D. The Limit µ→0
1. Decoupling of the Helicity 0 Mode
E. QED
F. Renormalizability of Gauge Theories
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