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Troubles learning Quantum field theory.

  1. Jan 26, 2014 #1
    Hi everyone, I'm having a lot of troubles learning QFT, personally I find it very challenging, besides that my professor has a very difficult accent and given that I'm not an English native speaker it is really hard for me to follow him. I would like to hear your experience learning QFT, Was it hard? I just want to hear your experience when you first encounter with this wonderful branch of physics.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2014 #2

    ChrisVer

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    From my experience, lectures on QFT seem easy and understandable... because everything appears so normal and beautiful let us say....
    The problem is when you have to do homeworks- then you understand that nothing is so obvious and a lot of calculations are tedious... eg several times I find myself saying "well at this point, if I've done one mistake it's over, I'll never find where"

    I'm not so sure that this topic belongs here (??)
     
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  4. Jan 26, 2014 #3
    I found QFT lectures to be challenging at times. This is mainly because I didn't have time to review the notes or read the textbook before the next class. If I forgot what was discussed in the last class I usually found the current lecture hard to follow. I took good notes though so when I finally got around to catching up on the material I was able to make sense of it all.

    This is just my personal experience. Is your professor following a book or is it his own notes?
     
  5. Jan 27, 2014 #4
    My professor is following Srednicki's Quantum Field Theory. I find it very nice nevertheless sometimes is not so great. I think that nowadays we are very lucky to have so many sources of books and learning material in the internet. For instance, I think that Peskin (Introduction to QFT) thogether with Srednicki make a awesame combination to learn QFT.
     
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