**Quantum Field Theory**

Level: First year graduate student

Recommended prerequisites: Quantum mechanics, special relativity, classical mechanics, all at the upper-division undergraduate level.

**Course Description**

An introduction to and introduction of quantum field theory. This course

will cover what would typically be covered in the first course of a year

long sequence of courses at a university. At the end of this course, one

should be able to understand the field content of a Lagrangian, understand

the interactions dictated by the theory, and calculate tree level

processes of the theory.

**Course topic lecture plan:**

1. Free scalar and fermion fields in QFT.

2. Interactions and tree level matrix elements.

3. Feynman diagrams and scatter processes.

4. Vector fields, gauge symmetries, and path integral formulations.