Quantum Field Theory

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My textbook on QFT, published by Cambridge University Press, is now available at amazon (check out the customer reviews) and elsewhere. The Cambridge web page for the book includes some nice comments about it from some well-known physicists; click on "Reviews" to see them. Try before you buy! Click here to download a pdf file of a prepublication draft of the text. This draft contains a number of errors (mostly minor) that got corrected on the pages proofs (either by me or the copy editor) for the published version, but you can find out if you think it's worth your money. And if you find any errors, please let me know: mark@physics.ucsb.edu. Errata for the published version will be collected on this page as they are found. Scroll down to see them.

Shu-Ping Lee (SPL).(31.46).3).(49. Guilin Liu (GL). ψ should be ψ_a.(29. there should be a left arrow over the ∂ on the righthand side.4). the exponents -1 and -1/2 on Z_φ and Z_χ should be switched. Last update: 15 April 2010. the reference to fig. problem 16.( should be to fig.303.19).26). (NJM) p. Matan Mussel (MM).172.3). 4th line of 1st full paragraph. Chris Pagnutti (CP). Hee-Joong Chung (HJC). Ting Yu (TY).2)-(31. Hiromichi Nishimura (HN). (GG) p. p. Edson Fernando Ferrari (EFF).44) and (28. Idse Heemskerk (IH).213. eq. (JM) p. 2nd line of the 1st full paragraph.Back to my home page. Curtis Asplund (CA). then |ψ|^2 cannot be a probability density) (EFF). Thanks to Mark Alford (MA). Yevgeny Kats (YK). (DJF) p.(31.283. Gregory Giecold (GG). Joyce Myers (JM).180. Daniel J.17).195. (JM) p. Steve Giddings (SG).5). Hwasung "Mars" Lee (HML).(31. and p. Nathan Johnson-McDaniel (NJM).(14. Mark Weitzman (MWe). Errata for the 2nd and 3rd printings: p.182.304. A^ρ(x) should be A^µ(x).xxi. +A should be -A. 1st line after eq.(33. (GG) p. (CC) p. Ziyang Hu (ZH).114.303.197.12) should be to (28.11).175.23). Daniel Vangheluwe (DV).100.(31. (JH) p. ~Δ(0) should be Δ(0). Errata by page number. W1(J) has both real and imaginary parts. (MWe) p. the problems mentioned do not exist (they were in early drafts.(49. Miles Stoudenmire (MSt). (JR) p.34). (MA) p. and Fabio Zocchi (FZ) for finding these. 7th line of eq.152. on the left-hand side of eq. and so we need an O(λ) finite part for the A counterterm that we adjust to make Π'(-m²)=0. (JR.(28. Jianhui Zhou (JZ). Brian Willett (BW). Go here for a list of errata organized by date added. eqs. the argument p of the u and v spinors should be in bold type.(31. (MA) p. Sam Treiman is misspelled (sorry Sam!) (elsewhere in the book it is correct).184. -i should be +i. the footnote is wrong.65.9). eqs.1. κ_B . (MWe) p.18) and in eq.3κ_C. "coefficients of the operators with negative mass dimension" should be "coefficients with negative mass dimension". footnote. eq. the discussion after eq.(41. eq. (MA) p. 2nd line.221. Claudio Coriano (CC). 6th line of the 2nd full paragraph.214. Im ln D = -iπ should be Im ln D = -π. the reference to eq.195. (GG) p. equation at the end of the 2nd line below eq.κ_C should be κ_B .21). after eq. V4 = λ should be V4 = -λ.(31. on the right-hand side of eq.2). Levi-Civita is misspelled (elsewhere it is correct). Masaru Watanabe (MWa).(34. (MA) p.32). 16π^2 should be 32π^2. Feldman (DJF). (YK) .6.31).MWe) p. Ari Pakman (AP). there is an extra factor of e^{-ip'x} that should be removed. (MA) p. (TY) p. Tae Min Hong (TMH). Mauricio Romo (MR). 2nd line from the bottom. 16π^2 should be 32π^2.23). ig should be ig∫ d4x. "this requires" should be "the simplest possibility is for" (but note that if ψ is a scalar. but I eventually decided that they were too hard and removed them). p. Jess Riedel (JRi). Jorge Rocha (JR). (YK) p. David Berenstein (DB). Π(k²) depends on k² through D.(28.196. (CLL) p.25). below eq. eqs. 3rd line.(28.(31. (MWa) p.5). eq. −∫ Jφ should be +∫ Jφ.(33.(3. eq.192.(34.(29. eq. eq.24) and (41. (HN) p. change the sign of the exponent in both exponentials. Uncredited errors were found by me.265.22) is incorrect.177.

xxi.(78.25)-(86.27). (JM) p. (YK) p. Arkady Tseytlin has pointed out that his last name is misspelled.28).2 should be fig.2). 1st line of 1st full paragraph and 2nd line of 2nd full paragraph. in the 2nd diagram in fig. in the 2nd diagram in fig.(83. p. (SG) p. (SPL) p.25).(66.ν) is wrong.(76. (YK) p. we do this exchange.6).(75. (BW) p. -6 should be -12.(51.337.322. 1st line after eq. 1st line. (CP) p.699. (CLL) p. k-slash_3 should be p-slash_1. "This existence" should be "The existence".464. the C's should be lower case to match the ghost-field notation used in previous sections. Λ^µ_σ should be Λ^ν_σ. (YK) p. (YK) p. the fields u-bar and d-bar should each have a superscript α (color index). eq. last line.(2.21). who provided a number of helpful suggestions when the book was in draft form. the A in T(A) should be in roman type. and in the 4th line.45). 3rd line of eq.(73. fig. 1st line after eq. in the 3rd line. "one third of" should be "three times".462. p. 2nd line before eq. p. hbar should be hbar/c. -p'^2 should be +p'^2. (YS) p.(73. (CA) p.424. min should be max.ν) should be -(ν↔ρ).518. (CLL) p. (YK) p.(54.462. (YK) . 2nd line below eq. in the last line of eq.µ↔q.484.534. corrected in the 2nd printing: p.44). (IH) p.31).(75.30).(83. 2nd line.22).(50.27). the g in the first term should be g².5.388. the x in the exponent should be in bold type. +(p. (YK) p.23).-l). eq. 1st line after eq. 2nd line of eq. eq.407.(92.4+ should be 3+ 4-.(86. (YK) p. the p-slash in the numerator on the left-hand side should be minus p-slash.(70.19). line above eq.458.440.50). not part of the entry for "left-handed Weyl field". (CLL) p. Errata for the 1st printing.(70. Lehman and Zimmerman should both end in "mann" rather than "man".2).(66. (YK) p. eq.18. -(p^0)^2+p^2 should be (p^0)^2-p^2.310. eq. my abject apologies to Professor Tseytlin. the g's and δ's at the end of the first line should have all their indices up. (SPL) p. to match eq.p.6.484.7. 24 should be 48. K_a K_i should be eK_a K_i. eq. (CP) p. not italic.18. eq.15). fig. (CLL) p. eq. ρ and ν should be swapped to agree with eq. +(p. a^µ should be a^σ.20).470.440. 2nd line: P^0 should be cP^0.320. (JRe) p. hbar c m should be hbar m/c.60.17) and (70.22).(3.(50. index entry for "Lehmann-Kallen form" should be on its own.9). Hct should be Ht.ν) should be -(ν. (SG) p.4.49). eqs.(66.5 should be to problem 10. (YK) p. 1st line below eq. ρ and ν should be swapped to agree with eq. 7th line.506.464. rather than the bottommost.541.60.368. (DV) p. 1st full paragraph.20).586.(75. problem (81.10). eq. 3.424. you need to do some work to see this. last line of first full paragraph.29.25). (MA) p.2 should be to Table 88. +(p. (YK) p. eq. in Lehman-Symanzik-Zimmerman.(73.(60.l↔ρ.18).39) should be over 4 dimensions instead of d dimensions. p.24) should be = (Φ_a Φ^*_adot)(κ^*adot κ^a) = p_{a adot} k^{adot a}. there should be a minus sign on the right-hand side. R and S should be replaced by their transposes. p.(73.(1.639.2).439.(51. the reference to problem 11. eq.523.16).µ↔q. (CP) p. the reference to Table 88. eq.32). (JZ) p. and then contract with p_µ.(83. (YK) p.(2. the first term on the right-hand side should have a plus sign. (CA) p. the 2nd index µ on the right-hand side should be ν.29).6).(75. the reference to eq.1.366.51.19). hbar should be hbar c. (MR) p. eq.19. (SG) p.33).521. eq.µ↔q.548.7) should be to eq.1).(83.559. eq.406. (YS) p.(1.(75.311.(73. 4th line.406. the leftmost internal propagator should have momentum l. the 2nd & 3rd lines of eq.22).(85.1. plus and minus signs should be swapped for consistency with (70. (YK) p. eq.27.

5).99.233&234.176.5. the two sentences "That is. the last line should be "this is because the fields anticommute at spacelike separations".(14.33) should be to eq.26) should be to eq. the gradient term is missing. (YK) p. 5th line below eq. line above eq. Z=1+A should be Z_φ=1+A. 3rd line from the bottom.5) should be to both eqs. problem 41. (GL). (GG) p. e^ikx should be e^-ikx. 7th line below eq.(14. the 1st line on the right-hand side should have an overall minus sign. (GG) p. (GG) p.κ_B). In other cases. (YK) p. dropping the primes. Takahashi is misspelled as Yakahashi.280.6. we have" should be "then.82. χ(x) + α should be χ(x) + vα. and p.40) is necessary as well.102. eqs.137.14).108. we omit any 1PI diagram that contains a subdiagram with two or three external lines that is more complicated than a single tree-level propagator (for a subdiagram with two external lines) or tree-level vertex (for a subdiagram with three external lines). eq. m_χ^2/k^2 should be 4m_χ^2/k^2.23).199.37). (YK) p. and show that it is the same for electrons and positrons. 2nd line of eq. (HML) p.(31.21). (YK) p.152. more complicated. eqs. the minus sign should be plus. eqs. we have". (YK) p. λ should be 3λ.4). "clockwise" should be "counterclockwise".(39.3). the right-hand side of the first line should be evaluated at J=0. in the two lines above eq.(29.(10. Z_1(J) now includes the Y counterterm. eq.287.50. after eqs.25). 184.3).127.(21. eqs. (YK." (MA) p.p. eq. the cited equation should be 9.20). −∫ Jφ should be +∫ Jφ. 3rd line from the bottom. (YK) p. (MA) p.9). (YK) p.24) and (41.26). we include only diagrams . eqs.13). (DB) p.(22. (HML) p. (YK) p.68.1 should refer to eqs.(37. (YK) p. figure 45.200. p. "where φ runs" should be "where a runs". δ_j W should be δ_j iW. (3/4)Z_λ-(1/4)Z_m should be (3/2)Z_λ-(1/2)Z_m. (GG) p.195&196.(14. "Then we get" should be "Then. the references to eq. (MA) p.25) instead of (41..13). 2^n should be 2^(2n). 1st line of eq.199.278. (AP) p.(14.73.(9.102. there is a rotation matrix R_ss' acting on the spin index on the right-hand side.35). (DB) . eqs. 1st line after eq. (This embarrassing error is not in my original draft and was apparently made by someone at CUP.(10. the momenta of the internal fermion lines are incorrect.(7. "+ Re" should be "– Re". the reference to eq.(10.(32. (YK) p. (GG) p. eq. 3rd line of eq.27). (GG) p.8). 6th line from the top.(37.GL) p. (3/4)C-(1/4)B should be (3/2)C-(1/2)B. in the line above eq. d^6y should be d^dy. (YK) p.74. since there is no χ^3 vertex. 3rd line of the last paragraph: the internal propagator cannot be χ.59.12).(9.1).(32.196. dropping the primes. Π(0)=0 should be Π_χ(0)=0. (YK) p.(11.(28.121.129. 3rd paragraph. eq.κ_B) should be (9κ_C .)" should be "That is.17).(31. first line. (GG) p.266.20)&(31. (YK) p. 3rd line from the bottom. not 9.12) and (37.30). not j=1. in the denominator on the right-hand side of eq.4).(15.15-21.3) is missing d_0 acting on ψ_a. the D in Dq should be in caligraphic type.137. (YK) p.12) and (15. Note the above correction to eq.6. (MA) p. New problem: find a formula for this matrix. "then.31).23) and (41.(31. the minus signs on the right-hand sides of the two inline equations should be removed.7. (MSt) p.4). p. the reference to eq.28). and the x in the denominator sholud be deleted. my apologies to Professor Takahashi!) p. 2nd line after eq.(29.4) and (37. we get".58. eq.(44. second line of eq.(29.25).(44.(25.(31. (HML) p. eq.40) are true only if Λ is a boost in the direction of p. (HJC) p.267.(21.2) and (7.21). there should be a factor of 3 in front of the integral sign.(41.183.194. the subscript on the summation sign should be i=1.14).155. line above eq.100.(14.30)-(28.7. (YK) p.(39..59.(9. 1st line after eq. the cited equation should be 9.22).173. and +(1/2)(9κ_C . (GG) p. in the first diagram it should be -pk and in the second diagram it should be -p+k'. not 9.3). next to last line.(37.23). above eq.(37.39) and (

"VEV of φ" should be "VEV of Φ". (GG) p. 2nd line after eq. F_µν should not have an adjoint index a. "overall minus sign" should be "factor of -1/2".397. (YK) p. eq.(49.41).(70.514. 5th line from the bottom. each a should be slashed. (GG) p..(65. should be 1+y(1-y). (GG) p.2)" should be "satisfies T^a_A = -(T^a_A)^*".11). "even" should be "odd". in the numerator. Z_φ should be Z_2. swap u and v throughout. my apologies to Professor Takahashi!) p. Ŝ(p) should be Ŝ(p)^(-1). eq.6). (HJC) p.(83.MA) p. D^ab should be D^ab_µ. (GG) p.517.344.514&515. λ should be λ^2.20).(44.(65.21). eq.419.(63. the exponents of Z_3 and Z_φ should be -1 instead of -2 (and Z_φ should be Z_2). the fields in the mass term should have an extra index i.p. the two equations should be iT_1 = ig ubar'_1 v'_2 and iT_2 = ig ubar'_2 v'_1. 3rd line above eq. P_ρµ should be P_σµ.(75.(70. "section 44" should be "section 45".527.(49. should be D=((1/4)-y^2).13)-(66. (GG) p. 2nd line.(50. eq. second line after eq. d(R) should be D(R).24).528.9).(82.11).389.519.9).372.6).51).3). (This embarrassing error is not in my original draft and was apparently made by someone at CUP. <0|φ(x)|k> should be <k'|φ(x)|0>.449. there should be a factor of Z_1 on the right-hand side.34).287.405..305.287. φ^a T^a should be Φ^a T^a. (MA) p. remove the superscript µ. (ZH) p. (YK) p.465. (YK) . (HML) p.). (GG) p. eqs. the last index on the right should be j instead of i.GG) p.284.. 4th line from the bottom.(66.. eq.15).MM) p. S(x-w_1)S(w_1-w_2)S(w_2-y) should be S(x-w_2)S(w_2-w_1)S(w_1-y) to agree with figure 45. eq..6).(45.19). (GG.24). -u+M^2 should be -s+M^2.289.305. (GG. SO(2) and SO(6) have representations with A(R)≠0. last line. (GG) p. (YK) p.532. (YK) p. (FZ) p.301. eq.467. eq.13). p. (GG) p. eqs. 2nd line after eq.468.(63.(51.422. eq.406.46). (MSt. e should be ε. (GG) p. (GG) p.(65.(74.(45. eq.(66.25).38) should be c(g)=-(1/2)β(g)c'(g).. eq.305.. and each k_i should be k'_i. the internal line in the second diagram should be solid (not dashed). (YK) p. a factor of 1/i is missing. (GG) p.(84.327.387. (DB) p. (GG) p. (GG. (GG) p. in the last term.394. the minus sign should be a plus sign. in eqs. the state should be some particular low-energy state rather than the vacuum |0>.290. -ikz_2 in the exponent should be -ik'z_2.405.396. (GG) p.. g_a should be g. -ipy in the exponent should be -ip'y. (FZ) p. 1-y(1-y). (FZ) p.412.311. d^4l/(2π)^4 should be d^dl/(2π)^d. p.40) and (82. respectively.(69. in the last term of each equation.410..(76.14). p.(56.528. Takahashi is misspelled as Yakahashi.6).527.6.24). 3rd line after eq. eq.2 should end with "in Lorenz gauge". 8th line. (HML) p. figure 49.(84.406.(74.37) zbar should be zbar_i.2.9). last line. eq. "section 70" should be "section 71". eq.MM) p.21). factors of (l+a-q) and (l-q) in the numerators should be (l+a+q) and (l+q). there should be a plus sign in front of the final m. (GG) p.(82. e^ikx should be e^-ikx.(65. 2nd line below eq.3). eq.1. figure 45.465.(45. 3rd line. eqs. the label on the lower solid line in the 2nd diagram should be p'_2 instead of -p'_2. (-iλ) should be (-i Z_λ λ). (GG) p. (FZ) p.. (GG) p. 2nd line above eq. eq.48)-(75. 3rd line.402.(65.8). "satisfies eq. 2nd line. (HML) p. (68. 3rd line after eq.(75. (YK) p.23)-(66. eq. (GG) p. eq. eq. 2nd line above eq.14).(83.322. eq.396.1).3). eq.49). eq. D=(1-(1/4)y^2).448.(65.280. exp(1.(85.) should be exp(-1.5).. eq.(45.397. 3rd line from the bottom.8).19). (FZ) p..(66.414. (YK) p. (GG) p. problem 66. eq. (68.5).

6). last line.545. (YK) p. eq.4).6). Hbar^i L_i should be ε^{ij}Hbar_i L_j.+1)_A. (YK) p.(89.1). eq.3. (GG) p. q_βj should be q_αj. +(1-ξ^-1) should be -(1-ξ^-1).35). D_LK should be D_LJ. eq.31). in the 3rd term. eq.(85. Ta-Pei Cheng is misspelled.+1)_S. also. 1st line after eq.636.626.3)". eq. in the last term on the first line. (YK) p. (FZ) p. (FZ) p.(93.2)" should be "From eqs. (GG) p.556.(85. the superscript i on Hbar should be replaced with a subscript j. (FZ) p.(97.+1).626. 1st line after eq. eq. E_LK should be E_LJ.69).559. the last index on the right should be i instead of k.edu. U(φ) is defined to be exp[iα(φ)].13).618.1).p.622.(91. eq. eq.(95. the last term should be (1. the last term on the 1st line should be (1.(96. in eq. my apologies to Professor Cheng! (TMH) There are also some spelling and grammar errors whose corrections are obvious.622. .598. Please let me know if you find any others: mark@physics.(97. 3rd line below eq.1. "From eqs.618. "87 and 88" should be "88 and 89". the superscript c should be b. (YK) p.(97. my apologies to Professor Iliopoulos! (YK) p. there is a missing ε^{ij} in the 2nd and 3rd terms on the right-hand side. (GG) p.621.535.(95.ucsb. (FZ) p.615. p.6).(86.40).574.(97.578.(95. (GG) p.1). (YK) p. the D in D_a V should be in caligraphic font. in_ should be n_.(96.71). Iliopoulos is misspelled. and the last term on the 2nd line should be (1. 3rd paragraph.34) and each of the first two lines of eq.626.41).(97. in the exponent. (YK) p.539. eq.1. the first term on the right-hand side should be A^dagger(x). eq.(89. (FZ) p.

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