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SYLLABUS
Instructor: 
George Siopsis
 Office: 210 Nielsen Physics Bldg.
 Phone: (865) 9747859
 FAX: (865) 9747843
 Email: siopsis AT tennessee DOT edu
 Office hours:  One hour after each class, whenever you find
me at the office, and by appointment. 
Section:  612001 
Grader:  Usama AlBinni 
Lectures:  MWF 10:10  11:00, Rm # 512 Nielsen Physics Bldg. 
Textbooks: (Recommended) 
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 JeanBernard 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) 9746087; email:
ods@utk.edu) by January 16.

WWW:  The web site for the course is
http://aesop.phys.utk.edu/ph612/

