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Hello! I´m currenly considering buying a complete QFT book, I have done some classical field theory and glossed around in Zee's nutshell book. I also have knowledge from advanced QM up to Klein Gordon eqn and 2nd quantization. My question is now which one you think will fit me the best, my economy allows Peskin and Schröder or the first two books of Weinberg trilogogy.

My situation is the following:

I have a big interest for mathematical physics - Im now reading MTW - 'Gravitation' and likes the chapters about differential forms and the boundary of a boundary. The computational parts and not so important techniques for calculating cross sections is however not so funny to read. I want a deep understanding for the basic assumptions and methods of QFT. (I´m not a purist, verifying every derivation but I like to se how the words of physics can be put in very elegant equations.)

I will take a QFT course later on in my "career" so I think I can allow myself to prioritate the interesing parts of the theory now and focus on more calculational parts in the future, with my teacher.

Is my descprition most accurate for Weinbergs book or Peskin and Schröders book?

If you want to recommend any other book feel free to do it! :)

My situation is the following:

I have a big interest for mathematical physics - Im now reading MTW - 'Gravitation' and likes the chapters about differential forms and the boundary of a boundary. The computational parts and not so important techniques for calculating cross sections is however not so funny to read. I want a deep understanding for the basic assumptions and methods of QFT. (I´m not a purist, verifying every derivation but I like to se how the words of physics can be put in very elegant equations.)

I will take a QFT course later on in my "career" so I think I can allow myself to prioritate the interesing parts of the theory now and focus on more calculational parts in the future, with my teacher.

Is my descprition most accurate for Weinbergs book or Peskin and Schröders book?

If you want to recommend any other book feel free to do it! :)

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