8.323 | Spring 2008 | Graduate

Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I

Lecture Notes

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Lecture Notes

Quantization of the Free Scalar Field (PDF)

Notes on the Euler-Maclaurin Summation Formula (PDF)

Informal Notes on Distributions and the Fourier Transform (PDF)

Informal Notes Dirac Delta Function as a Distribution (PDF)

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals (PDF)

Path Integrals, Green’s Functions, and Generating Functions (PDF)

Lecture Slides

Quantization of the Free Scalar Field (PDF)

Particle Production by a Classical Source (PDF)

The Dirac Field, Part I (PDF)

The Dirac Field, Part II (PDF)

The Dirac Field, Part III (PDF)

Discrete Symmetries of the Dirac Field (PDF 1) (PDF 2)

Interacting Field Theories (PDF)

Interacting Field Theories (Executive Summary Version) (PDF)

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