### If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then … it is a field theory whose field excitations are cute little ducklings! 😀

!!!!Warning!!!! This course is designed to be impartial to condensed matter and particle physics languages. Thus it is mostly void of physics and full of formalism. While not required, it is ** imperative **that the first 5 chapters of Peskin and Shroeder be skimmed, because that is where the notations in the notes come from. The first 7 chapters of Ryder’s introduction to quantum field theory are also

*extremely helpful*in providing physical context for the math we shall dive into.

Topics:

- Special Relativity Done Right
- Neother’s Theorem
- Global Transformations and Symmetries
- Local Transformations and Symmetries
- Spinor Algebra
- Canonical Quantization
- Path Integral Quantization

Summary: