An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

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Westview Press, 1995 - Science - 842 pages
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An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive explanations of what is going on behind the mathematics. After presenting the basics of quantum electrodynamics, the authors discuss the theory of renormalization and its relation to statistical mechanics, and introduce the renormalization group. This discussion sets the stage for a discussion of the physical principles that underlie the fundamental interactions of elementary particle physics and their description by gauge field theories.
  

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I agree with Mostafa. This book is definitely not for beginners. It is not an introduction.
If you want a solid introductory text, find a copy of Schweber.

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recommended by Ken from QuISU as a gentler introduction to QFT than Weinberg's book Read full review

Contents

Pair Production in e+e Annihilation
3
The KleinGordon Field
13
The Dirac Field
35
Elementary Processes of Quantum Electrodynamics
131
Pair Annibilation into Photons
169
Introduction
175
Some Formal Developments
211
Radiation of Gluon Jets
259
The ColemanWeinberg Potential
469
NonAbelian Gauge Invariance
481
Quantization of NonAbelian Gauge Theories
505
Quantum Chromodynamics
545
Operator Products and Effective Vertices
599
Perturbation Theory Anomalies
651
Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
689
Quantization of Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories
731

Ultraviolet Cutoffs and Critical Fluctuations
265
Functional Methods
275
Systematics of Re normalization
315
Renormalization and Symmetry
347
The Renormalization Group
393
Critical Exponents and Scalar Field Theory
439
Decays of the Higgs Boson
775
Quantum Field Theory at the Frontier
781
Reference Formulae
801
Loop Integrals and Dimensional Regularization
807
Index
817
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Michael E. Peskin received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and has held research appointments in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cornell, and CEN Saclay. In 1982, he joined the staff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he is now Professor of Physics. Daniel V. Schroeder received his doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 1990. He held visiting appointments at Pomona College before joining the faculty of Weber State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Physics. Michael E. Peskin received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and has held research appointments in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cornell, and CEN Saclay. In 1982, he joined the staff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he is now Professor of Physics. Daniel V. Schroeder received his doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 1990. He held visiting appointments at Pomona College before joining the faculty of Weber State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Physics.

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