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micromass
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finally,it has also come into the list.
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Great read and a good book. Lots of topics and a refreshing look on QFT. Highly recommend it.

One caveat: you cannot learn QFT from this book. It simply does not dive into any details of the calculations. It's great as a supplement, but keep in mind that no course on QFT will ever use this book as the main text - it's too superficial for that. If you are serious about learning QFT, then go with for instance Ryder (as a first read) or Peskin and Schroeder (more advanced).

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Feb25-13, 10:27 AM
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Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell by Zee

I like this book very much because it provides not only pages full of calculations but physical insight instead. I think it is comparable to Landau Lifshitz in that it is a rather loose collection of more or less independent chapters with each reaching at the front of current research leaving filling in of mathematical details completely to the reader.
It is also one of the few books which treat both relativistic and solid state field theory alike.
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This book only looks good on the first glance. In my opinion it's way too superficial in explaining the subtleties of relativistic QFT, and there are a lot of subtleties!
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Fascinating, but the writing is too glib for this to be useful as an introduction or reference.


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