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What is a complete book for quantum field theory?

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I am searching for a complete and comprehensive book for QFT. What is, in your opinion, a good one?


This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user Andrea Amoretti

asked Apr 11, 2011 in Resources and References by Andrea Amoretti (50 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Apr 24, 2014 by dimension10
I believe this must have been asked at least thrice already, in one form or another. Here they are (some of them for particle physics but there is obvious overlap): physics.stackexchange.com/questions/1267/… physics.stackexchange.com/questions/1847/jauch-piron-ludwig-qft physics.stackexchange.com/questions/312/…

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user Marek

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Anthony Zee's book QFT in a Nutshell is remarkably complete, and yet rather small. It provides a good intro to the subject.

A complete, thorough and good book is Steven Weinberg's 3-volume opus on QFT. It is perhaps too complete for beginners.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user Daniel Grumiller
answered Apr 11, 2011 by Daniel Grumiller (70 points) [ no revision ]
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A list of recommendations:

Note: This answer is not the contribution of the user referenced below. Instead, the only contribution of the user below was to delete the answers that mentioned these sources, compile them, and post it on his own with a note that the recommendations are not his on the source site of this post.
This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user Manishearth

answered Dec 28, 2013 by Manishearth (35 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jul 13, 2014 by dimension10

@ArnoldNeumaier It's good that you removed the note that such answers are inappropriate, as they are definitely appropriate on PhysicsOverflow.

However, I think you shouldn't have remove the note that it is compiled from previous answers, or the answerer is getting undue credit for something which isn't his work.

sorry for having deleted too much.

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