Can anyone suggest me a good reference for path integrals (QFT), apart from peskin.
I liked the treatment of Zee :)
Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals: Emended Edition
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Albert R. Hibbs (Author), Daniel F. Styer (Editor)
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).
I watched Zee's lectures on QFT before buying the book and, to be honest, I wasn't too impressed. So I didn't buy the book because I didn't anticipate it being any better.
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??
Thanks a lot everyone
Bailin and Love - Introduction to Gauge Field Theory. Does QFT only in path-integral formalism.
I think that's probably a better way than just judging the book by it's cover, don't you think?
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.
Not really. The book and the talk are very different.
Does this book discuss non-perturbative methods, gauge fixing, Gribov ambiguities and all that?
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
If you want some 'heavy machinery', check out Nair's - Quantum Field Theory. A Modern Perspective.
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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