*Quantum Field Theory III*

*Physics 880.08, Spring 2011*

**Instructor: **Yuri
Kovchegov
**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Bldg

**Office Hours: ** Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 am

**Course Meets: **Mondays Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:18 pm, Smith Lab, room 2186.

**Grader:** Daniel White

***** First Class Meets March 28, 2010 *****

***** There will be no classes on Monday, Wednesday, May 23 and 25, and on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - I'll be out of town. (Note that Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day, there will be no class on that day either.) We will have a makeup class in our final exam time slot, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 9:30 am - 11:18 am, in PRBM2015 (note different location from the usual room!). *****

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**Brief Syllabus:**

**Spring quarter:** After tying come loose ends from Renormalization topic left over from last quarter, I will try to cover the following material:
- Functional integration
- Non-Abelian gauge theories, their quantization, Faddeev-Popov ghosts
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD): QCD Feynman rules, QCD beta-function, asymptotic freedom and Landau pole, e^+e^- annihilation, Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) and parton model
- Some special topics on demand: possibly quantum anomalies, instantons and other topological objects in field theory, DGLAP evolution, small-x physics and parton saturation, Electroweak theory - the choice is up to you guys

## Textbook:

## Recommended Reading :

Here's a list of books to complement Peskin and Schroeder. The books are listed in the order of
increasing difficulty (more or less).
An excellent source on Group theory for particle and nuclear physicists:

## Lecture Notes:

These are the notes from when I taught this class last year, they will
be updated as we go through the course. Please ignore all logistics
(time/date/room number) references in the notes, as those are
outdated.
- Regularization and Renormalization (continued from last quarter)
- Functional Integral Quantization
- Non-Abelian Gauge Theories
- Instantons

## Homework Assignments:

#### Homeworks are due at 5 pm on the due date. Please put them in my or grader's mailboxes in PRB or give them to me in class (or slide them under my office door if other options are not available).

(Solutions are password protected, they are for the use of OSU students and faculty only: if you are an OSU student or a faculty member and are interested in accessing them please write to me.)

## Grading will be based on the HW's.

Yuri Kovchegov