An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
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.
Review: An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory (Frontiers in Physics)User Review - DJ - Goodreads
recommended by Ken from QuISU as a gentler introduction to QFT than Weinberg's book Read full review
The ColemanWeinberg Potential
NonAbelian Gauge Invariance
Quantization of NonAbelian Gauge Theories
Operator Products and Effective Vertices
Perturbation Theory Anomalies
Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
Quantization of Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories
Ultraviolet Cutoffs and Critical Fluctuations
Systematics of Re normalization
Renormalization and Symmetry
The Renormalization Group
Critical Exponents and Scalar Field Theory
Decays of the Higgs Boson
Quantum Field Theory at the Frontier
Loop Integrals and Dimensional Regularization