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- Set 1, due September 15; solutions.
- Set 2, due September 22; solutions.
- Set 3, due September 29.

solutions to problems 1 and 2 (problem 3 is postponed to next homework). - Set 4, due October 6; solutions.
- Set 5, due October 13; solutions.
- Set 6, due October 20; solutions.
- Set 7, due October 27; solutions.
- Set 8, due November 3; solutions.
- In lieu of Set 9, a reading assignment:

§4.5 of the*Peskin and Schroeder*textbook about relation between the transition matrix elements M and the scattering cross sections or decay rates of unstable particles.

Due**Tuesday, November 15**. - Set 10:
**Problems 4.2 and 4.3**of the*Peskin & Schroeder*textbook, due November 22 (Tuesday); solutions. - Set 11, due December 2 (Thursday); solutions.

- Mid-term exam, due November 10.
- End-term exam, due December 8 (Thursday) by 4:45PM.

- Fock space formalism.
- The saddle point method.
- Fermionic algebra and Fock space; particles and holes.
- Spin-statistics theorem.
- Aharonov-Bohm effect and magnetic monopoles.
- Summary of the Standard Model.
- Perturbation theory, Dyson series, and Feynman diagrams.
- Mandelstam's variables
*s*,*t*, and*u*. - Dimensional analysis and allowed couplings.
- QED Feynman rules.
- Muon pair production and Dirac trace techniques.
- Crossing Symmetry.
- Annihilation and Compton Scattering: diagrams and calculations.

*Group Theory for Unified Model Building*by Richard Slansky, Physics Reports 79 (1981) pp. 1-128 (local copy).

Last Modified: December 1, 2011. Vadim Kaplunovsky

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