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0. Introduction
0.1 Units and Scales
1. Classical Field Theory
1.1 The Dynamics of Fields
1.1.1 An Example: The Klein-Gordon Equation
1.1.2 Another Example: First Order Lagrangians
1.1.3 A Final Example: Maxwell’s Equations
1.1.4 Locality, Locality, Locality
1.2 Lorentz Invariance
1.3 Symmetries
1.3.1 Noether’s Theorem
1.3.2 An Example: Translations and the Energy-Momentum Tensor
1.3.4 Internal Symmetries
1.4 The Hamiltonian Formalism
2. Free Fields
2.1 Canonical Quantization
2.1.1 The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
2.2 The Free Scalar Field
2.3 The Vacuum
2.3.1 The Cosmological Constant
2.3.2 The Casimir Effect
2.4 Particles
2.4.1 Relativistic Normalization
2.5 Complex Scalar Fields
2.6 The Heisenberg Picture
2.6.1 Causality
2.7 Propagators
2.7.1 The Feynman Propagator
2.7.2 Green’s Functions
2.8 Non-Relativistic Fields
2.8.1 Recovering Quantum Mechanics
3. Interacting Fields
3.1.1 Dyson’s Formula
3.2 A First Look at Scattering
3.2.1 An Example: Meson Decay
3.3 Wick’s Theorem
3.3.1 An Example: Recovering the Propagator
3.3.2 Wick’s Theorem
3.3.3 An Example: Nucleon Scattering
3.4 Feynman Diagrams
3.4.1 Feynman Rules
3.5 Examples of Scattering Amplitudes
3.5.1 Mandelstam Variables
3.5.2 The Yukawa Potential
3.5.4 Connected Diagrams and Amputated Diagrams
3.6 What We Measure: Cross Sections and Decay Rates
3.6.1 Fermi’s Golden Rule
3.6.2 Decay Rates
3.6.3 Cross Sections
3.7 Green’s Functions
3.7.1 Connected Diagrams and Vacuum Bubbles
3.7.2 From Green’s Functions to S-Matrices
4. The Dirac Equation
4.1 The Spinor Representation
4.1.1 Spinors
4.2 Constructing an Action
4.3 The Dirac Equation
4.4 Chiral Spinors
4.4.1 The Weyl Equation
4.4.2 γ5
4.5 Majorana Fermions
4.6 Symmetries and Conserved Currents
4.7 Plane Wave Solutions
4.7.1 Some Examples
4.7.2 Some Useful Formulae: Inner and Outer Products
5. Quantizing the Dirac Field
5.1 A Glimpse at the Spin-Statistics Theorem
5.1.1 The Hamiltonian
5.2 Fermionic Quantization
5.2.1 Fermi-Dirac Statistics
5.3 Dirac’s Hole Interpretation
5.4 Propagators
5.5 The Feynman Propagator
5.6 Yukawa Theory
5.6.1 An Example: Putting Spin on Nucleon Scattering
5.7 Feynman Rules for Fermions
5.7.1 Examples
5.7.2 The Yukawa Potential Revisited
5.7.3 Pseudo-Scalar Coupling
6. Quantum Electrodynamics
6.1 Maxwell’s Equations
6.1.1 Gauge Symmetry
6.2 The Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field
6.2.1 Coulomb Gauge
6.2.2 Lorentz Gauge
6.3 Coupling to Matter
6.3.1 Coupling to Fermions
6.3.2 Coupling to Scalars
6.4 QED
6.4.1 Naive Feynman Rules
6.5 Feynman Rules
6.5.1 Charged Scalars
6.6 Scattering in QED
6.6.1 The Coulomb Potential
6.7 Afterword
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