QFT book recommendations except Peskin/Schroeder

In summary, the conversation discusses recommendations for textbooks on Quantum Field Theory. The speakers mention that Peskin and Schroeder is a decent textbook but has some errors, and they suggest alternative textbooks such as M. D. Schwartz's "Quantum field theory and the Standard Model" and S. Weinberg's "The Quantum Theory of Fields."
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Hello!
Due to the textbook by Peskin and Schroeder being rather old, I was wondering what are other, more pedagogical textbooks on Quantum Field Theory that you would recommend!
Any suggestion is appreciated!
 
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Well, Pesking and Schroeder is not that old, and it's a not too bad a textbook, but it's unfortunately plagued with a lot of typos and some inaccuracies (e.g., dimensionful arguments in logarithms in the chapter about renormalization (sic!)).

At the moment my favorite introductory textbook is

M. D. Schwartz, Quantum field theory and the Standard Model, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, 2014.

The best for more detailed studies is, of course,

S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, 3 Vols., Cambridge University Press
 
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vanhees71 said:
Well, Pesking and Schroeder is not that old, and it's a not too bad a textbook, but it's unfortunately plagued with a lot of typos and some inaccuracies (e.g., dimensionful arguments in logarithms in the chapter about renormalization (sic!)).

At the moment my favorite introductory textbook is

M. D. Schwartz, Quantum field theory and the Standard Model, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, 2014.

The best for more detailed studies is, of course,

S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, 3 Vols., Cambridge University Press
Thanks for the suggestion!
 

Related to QFT book recommendations except Peskin/Schroeder

1. What are some good introductory books for learning quantum field theory?

Some highly recommended books for beginners include "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory" by Michael E. Peskin and Daniel V. Schroeder, "Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur" by Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell, and "Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction" by Michio Kaku.

2. Are there any advanced textbooks on quantum field theory?

Yes, there are several advanced textbooks that cover more advanced topics in quantum field theory. Some popular choices include "Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell" by A. Zee, "Quantum Field Theory" by Mark Srednicki, and "Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model" by Matthew D. Schwartz.

3. What are some books that focus on specific applications of quantum field theory?

There are many books that focus on specific applications of quantum field theory, such as "Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics" by Alexei M. Tsvelik, "Quantum Field Theory of Many-body Systems" by Xiao-Gang Wen, and "Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics" by Robert M. Wald.

4. Are there any textbooks that cover quantum field theory in the context of string theory?

Yes, some popular choices include "String Theory and M-Theory: A Modern Introduction" by Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, and John H. Schwarz, "Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality" by Leonard Susskind and James Lindesay, and "String Theory in a Nutshell" by Elias Kiritsis.

5. Can you recommend any online resources for learning quantum field theory?

There are many online resources available for learning quantum field theory, such as lecture notes from various universities, video lectures on platforms like YouTube and Coursera, and online courses offered by institutions like Stanford University and the University of Cambridge. Some popular websites for finding these resources include arXiv, MIT OpenCourseWare, and NPTEL.

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