## Website of the course "Quantum Electrodynamics", SS 2024

**General information**
- Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Tilo Wettig
- 4 hours lecture + 2 hours exercises
- Language: English
- Contents of the course: Introduction to relativistic quantum field theory, with focus on QED

**Time and place**
- Lecture: Mo 12-14 and We 12-14 in H34 (first lecture on April 15)
- Exercises: Tu 12-14 and We 10-12 in 9.1.09
**Final exam: Friday, July 19, 12-15 in H34**
- Office hours: after the lecture, by appointment, or without appointment in my office (PHY 4.1.10)
- Please register for the exercises (52407S) so that I can contact you by email if necessary.

**Problem sets**
**Passing criteria and grading**
- To pass the course you need to actively participate in the exercises according to the following rules:
- You do not have to hand in written solutions to the exercises, but you have to be able to present the solutions on the blackboard.
- At the beginning of each exercise session you check which problem you are prepared to present. The presenter will be chosen
at random.
- Over the course of the semester you have to check at least 50% of all problems.

- There will be an exam at the end of the semester. The result of this exam determines your final grade.

**Literature**
- Most of the lecture will follow the textbook "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory" by Peskin & Schroeder. Older editions of this book contain a number of typos, see this errata page. For a better understanding of the subject it is a good idea to also consult other textbooks, see the following list and the references in Peskin & Schroeder.
- Mandl & Shaw: Quantum Field Theory
- Itzykson & Zuber: Quantum Field Theory
- Weinberg: The Quantum Theory of Fields I and II
- Ryder: Quantum Field Theory
- Siegel: Fields
- Zee: Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell
- Bjorken & Drell: Relativistic Quantum Fields
- Aitchison & Hey: Gauge Theories in Particle Physics
- Halzen & Martin: Quarks and Leptons
- Gradshteyn and Ryzhik: Table of Integrals, Series, and Products
(mathematical reference book for integrals etc.)