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Quantum Books on Renormalization (Group) Theory

  1. Dec 5, 2015 #1
    Hello Everybody,

    I am searching for a book that introduces the theory of renormalization other then Peskin Schroeder, I found Peskin Schroeder cumbersome regarding this topic.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2015 #2
    I recently bought 'renormalization methods - a guide for beginners' by W.D. McComb, mainly because it also uses RNG on topics other than quantum mechanics (e.g. fluid dynamics).

    It starts with this in the preface:
    "... the questions that I am most frequently asked are:
    'Is there an easy account on the subject?' and
    'is there some application to a simple toy model which I could study?'
    <...>
    The aim of the present book, therefore, is to make the basic ideas of the subject available to a wider audience.
    <...>
    the first section, which comprises chapters 1-3, is intended to be complete in itself..."

    I'm not into quantum mechanics, so for me I think it was a good choice. Still, there are many topics in the book that I know nothing about, like models for magnets and ir and uv divergences, but the first section tries to treat it (edit:renormalization) in a general manner.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2015 #3
    Sounds intersting, I'll check the book!
     
  5. Dec 18, 2015 #4

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    How about

    J. C. Collins. Renormalization. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, 1986.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2016 #5
    Mandl and Shaw is very good as an introduction to Renormalization theory for particle theorists. I checked McCombs books, it didn't help me much as it is too general, but may be helpful for later usage. I'll check Collins in the coming days.
     
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