The main requirement for the course is that you know quantum mechanics well. Some knowledge of relativity and electrodynamics ( as covered in our first year grad courses ) is needed also.

There is no one textbook that covers the material of the course. There are many excellent textbooks on field theory. Field Theory: A Primer by Pierre Ramond comes closest to the point of view I will take.

The lecture notes I will post here will be very terse: they are not meant as a textbook.

I will assign a few problems. While it is wrong to think of field theory as a set of rules of calculation, some experience in calculation is essential. Abhishek Agarwal will act as TA for the course.

Lecture Notes(Last updated Oct 20th 6:30 pm)

Problems(Last updated Nov 27th 5:

30 pm)