An Introduction to Quantum Field TheoryAn 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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User Review  DJ  Goodreadsrecommended by Ken from QuISU as a gentler introduction to QFT than Weinberg's book Read full review
Review: An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory (Frontiers in Physics)
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Contents
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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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An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory Michael Edward Peskin,Daniel V. Schroeder Limited preview  1995 
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