Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell: (Second Edition)
Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available.
This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aproustian - LibraryThing
Zee's goal for the book was to make field theory accessible on the conceptual level, but I was frustrated by the lack of mathematics. Also the errata are somewhat extensive, but available online (very useful to have when working through the book). Read full review
Part II Dirac and the Spinor
Part III Renormalization and Gauge Invariance
Part IV Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking
Part V Field Theory and Collective Phenomena
Part VI Field Theory and Condensed Matter
Part VII Grand Unification
Part VIII Gravity and Beyond
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