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Aug914, 01:34 AM

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Can anyone suggest me a good reference for path integrals (QFT), apart from peskin.



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Aug914, 01:54 AM

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I liked the treatment of Zee :)



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Aug914, 04:05 AM

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Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals: Emended Edition
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Albert R. Hibbs (Author), Daniel F. Styer (Editor) 


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Aug914, 06:00 AM

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Path integrals
Zee's Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell is a great book to start on path integrals and QFT in general. (I stopped counting how many times I read it).



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Aug914, 07:40 AM

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Well, that's not a place to say this, but... How can you judge a book from a 4 lecture/presentation on the topic by the author to a divergent audience??



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Aug914, 03:29 PM

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Thanks a lot everyone



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Aug914, 05:51 PM

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Bailin and Love  Introduction to Gauge Field Theory. Does QFT only in pathintegral formalism.



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Aug914, 09:15 PM

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Or even a written review. I think that before the OP went out and bought Zee's book sight unseen, just on a simple recommendation from a post here, that having the resource of watching Zee lecture for several hours on the book's contents might give the OP an indication of whether the level of discourse was in the area he or she was comfortable with. 


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Aug1114, 06:03 PM

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The book by the English professors Bailin and Love just presents the regular material in a condensed form, but unlike the other texts, it uses path integrals throughout.
TOC courtesy of amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/IntroductionR...eywords=Bailin If you want some 'heavy machinery', check out Nair's  Quantum Field Theory. A Modern Perspective. http://www.amazon.com/QuantumField...s=Nair+Quantum 


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Aug1214, 12:23 AM

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Thanks; I'll have a look at Nair's book (there's nothing really new, but it may be interesting to have it in textbook form)



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