What is a good textbook that gives a basic understanding of quantum electrodynamics?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My university doesnt have any courses in this subject so Im gonna have to teach to myself.

What do I need to know and understand before I dig down into quantum electrodynamics? So far I am at my second year of undergrad studies and I have only taken a introductionary course in quantum physics but some pretty extensive courses in electromagnetic fields and newtonian mechanics.

I have not yet taken any courses in quantum dynamics or quantum mechanics. Would it be pointless to try and understand QED before I have taken those courses??

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# Quantum electrodynamics

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