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That depends on your current level of mathematical knowledge. Off the top of my head, the Peskin and Schroeder treatment makes use of (and these are more keywords than subject areas): techniques from complex analysis (like contour integration), Fourier transforms, and Green's functions for the introductory material. You'll need some group theory to understand symmetries in particle physics. A base understanding of calculus up through differential equations, and linear algebra, is assumed.

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So I don't need to study topology?

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No, not for the fundamentals. There are certain topics in field theory that require it, like the Bohm-Aharanov effect, but these are ancillary.So I don't need to study topology?

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