Physics 612 - Spring 2009








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The HET Group


Instructor: George Siopsis
  • Office: 210 Nielsen Physics Bldg.
  • Phone: (865) 974-7859
  • FAX: (865) 974-7843
  • E-mail: siopsis AT tennessee DOT edu
Office hours:One hour after each class, whenever you find me at the office, and by appointment.
Grader:Usama Al-Binni
Lectures:MWF 10:10 - 11:00, Rm # 512 Nielsen Physics Bldg.
An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, by Michael E. Peskin and Daniel V. Schroeder, Addison Wesley (at the UT Bookstore).
Field Theory - A Modern Primer, by Pierre Ramond, Frontiers in Physics, Benjamin/Cummings.
The Quantum Theory of Fields, by Steven Weinberg, Vols. I and II, Cambridge University Press.
Quantum Field Theory, by Claude Itzykson and Jean-Bernard Zuber, McGraw Hill.
Homework: one problem set for each unit (for list of units, see web site); due as announced (in general, one week after we are done with the corresponding unit).
Project: You need to do a project on a topic of your choice (selected after consultation with the Instructor by Tue., Feb. 3), write a paper on it (first draft due by Tue., Mar. 31, final by Tue., Apr. 28) and present it in class at the end of the semester (Wed., Apr. 29, 10:15 - 12:15). This is not meant to be original work. You just need to understand a certain subject described in an appropriate textbook and not covered in class or in a research paper you happen to be interested in.
Alternatively, you may write notes for one of the units covered in class. Notes are due one week after the corresponding unit has been covered. Consult with the Instructor ASAP if you are interested in writing notes.
Grade: 75% homework; 25% project.
Disabilities:If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 2227 Dunford Hall (phone/TTY: (865) 974-6087; e-mail: ods@utk.edu) by January 16.
WWW:The web site for the course is http://aesop.phys.utk.edu/ph612/


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