## Required Textbook

Peskin, Michael E., and Daniel V. Schroeder. An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Frontiers in Physics). New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. ISBN: 9780201503975. (Corrections page: *An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory*.)

## Recommended Textbooks and References

Weinberg, Steven. *The Quantum Theory of Fields*. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521670531.

———. *The Quantum Theory of Fields.* Vol. II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521670548.

Pokorski, Stefan. *Gauge Field Theories (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)*. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780521265379.

Zee, A. *Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell*. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780691010199.

Donoghue, John F., Eugene Golowich, and Barry R. Holstein. *Dynamics of the Standard Model (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Cosmology).* Vol. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780521362887.

Cheng, Ta-Pei, and Ling-Fong Li. *Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics*. Oxford Science Publications. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN: 9780198519614.

Collins, John C. *Renormalization: An Introduction to Renormalization, the Renormalization Group, and the Operator-Product Expansion (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)*. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1984. ISBN: 9780521242615.

Ellis, R. K., W. J. Stirling, and B. R. Webber. *QCD and Collider Physics (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Cosmology).* Vol. 8. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780521581899.

Georgi, Howard. *Weak Interactions and Modern Particle Theory*. Menlo Park, CA: Benjamin/Cummings Pub. Co., 1984. ISBN: 9780805331639. (Online version.)

Coleman, Sidney. *Aspects of Symmetry: Selected Erice Lectures of Sidney Coleman*. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1985. ISBN: 9780521267069.

Creutz, Michael. *Quarks, Gluons, and Lattices (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)*. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], UK: Cambridge University Press, 1984. ISBN: 9780521244053.

Further guidance on the recommended texts will be provided in lecture. It is often appropriate to consult more than one reference.

LEC # | TOPICS | READINGS |
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1 | Gauge and global symmetries of the standard model (SM) | Peskin, review sections 15.1, 15.2, and 15.4. Donoghue, section I, II.1, 2, 3, and III.1. |

2 | Faddeev-Popov procedure | Peskin, review 9.4 and 16.2. |

3 | Renormalization group (RG) | Weinberg vol. 2, chapter 18. Peskin, chapter 12. Pokorski, chapter 6, pp. 138-144. |

4 | RG and quantum chromodynamics (QCD) beta function, background field gauge | Continued from last week - Pokorski (above). Peskin: 16.1-16.6 (in particular 16.5 and 16.6). |

6 | Wilsonian RG, spontaneous symmetry breaking | Peskin, 12.1. Weinberg, 12.4. Review Peskin, 11.1, 11.3, and 11.6. |

9 | Spontaneous symmetry breaking (cont.), chiral symmetry breaking in QCD | Weinberg, chapter 19, especially 19.1 and 19.2. Georgi, chapter 5. Donoghue, et al., IV.1-6, VI.1-2, and VII.1. |

11 | Quantization of spontaneously broken gauge theory | Peskin, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21.1, and 21.2. Coleman, chapter 5. |

13 | One-loop electroweak corrections in the SM | Peskin, 21.3. Donoghue, et al., chapters XV and XVI. For a discussion of the implications of unitarity, see Weinberg 3.6 and 3.7. |

14 | Flavor physics and CP-violation | Donoghue, II-4. Cheng and Li, 11.3. Two Particle Data Goup articles on CP-violation: CP (PDF) and CKM (PDF) For those wanting additional reading on CP violation see the Babar Physics Book (PDF - 12.8MB) and this review. For those looking for additional reading on heavy-quark symmetry, see the book by Manohar and Wise, " |

17 | Neutrino readings, anomalies in the Schwinger model | Review by Langacker, et al., and a PDG article (PDF - 18.3 MB) Peskin, 19.1. |

18 | Anomalies | Peskin, chapter 19.1-19.5. Weinberg, 22.1-22.4. Donoghue, et al., III.1 - III.4. |

20 | Instantons | Donoghue, et al., III.5 and IX.5. Weinberg, chapter 23. Coleman, chapter 7. |

22 | Collider physics | Peskin, 17.1, 17.2, and 18.1-4. Ellis, Sterling, and Weber, chapter 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4. |

24 | Deep inelastic scattering (DIS) and parton splitting | Peskin, 17.3, 17.4, 17.5, and 18.5. Ellis, et al., chapter 4. |

25 | Final readings | Confinement: Original articles by 't Hooft which are reprinted in the book " Also Chapter 19 of the book by Smilga. Higgs: TASI lectures by Reina. Donoghue, p. 418. Minimal Flavor Violation: Article. SU(5): Cheng and Li, chapter 14. Supersymmetry: Review article. |