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1. Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell: Second Edition (In a Nutshell (Princeton)) by A. Zee | |
Hardcover: 576
Pages
(2010-02-21)
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pigeon-flyer
The MVP of QFT Books
"I and the A and the Zee"
Not for dummies.
Anoutstanding textbook. |
2. Quantum Theory by David Bohm | |
Paperback: 655
Pages
(1989-05-01)
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Masterpiece
Why did no one ever tell me about this book?
Cheap, fair book which you can't treat too seriously
I (think) I finally understand...
Disappointed |
3. Quantum Field Theory by Mark Srednicki | |
Hardcover: 664
Pages
(2007-02-05)
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The middle
Like any other famous text for a new student
gasiorowicz version of QFT
best book for self-teaching
Srednicki review |
4. Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide to Science's Most Puzzling Discovery by J.P. McEvoy, Oscar Zarate | |
Paperback: 176
Pages
(2003-10-14)
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Great Overview
Very good, not very philosophical
Great book to introduce the early story as well as some of the strange concepts in quantum physics
Excellent historical summary of the history of quantum theory
Outstanding |
5. The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 3: Supersymmetry by Steven Weinberg | |
Paperback: 442
Pages
(2005-05-09)
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Defective Hard Cover
Once again, great book
A self-contained treatment of the subject A complete review is published in CERN Courier, May2000
Weinberg Keeps the level! |
6. The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 2: Modern Applications by Steven Weinberg | |
Paperback: 489
Pages
(2005-05-09)
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The most authoritative book on QFT ever
If you appreciate Vol 1, you'll want Vol 2.
Delightfully insightful
Excellent, despite some idiosyncracies |
7. Quantum Field Theory of Many-body Systems: From the Origin of Sound to an Origin of Light and Electrons (Oxford Graduate Texts) by Xiao-Gang Wen | |
Paperback: 512
Pages
(2007-10-18)
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Good textbook - but may not be for beginners
Utility depends on need
mixed |
8. The origin and development of the quantum theory by Max Planck, Hans Thacher Clarke, Ludwik Silberstein | |
Paperback: 30
Pages
(2010-09-09)
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9. An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory (Frontiers in Physics) by Michael E. Peskin, Dan V. Schroeder | |
Hardcover: 864
Pages
(1995-10-02)
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Hammer, saw and screwdriver
Mixed feelings about it...
poor
Perfect. |
10. String Theory For Dummies by Andrew Zimmerman Jones | |
Paperback: 384
Pages
(2009-11-16)
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Your plain-English guide to this complex scientific theory String theory is one of the most complicated sciences being explored today. Not to worry though! This informative guide clearly explains the basics of this hot topic, discusses the theory's hypotheses and predictions, and explores its curious implications. It also presents the critical viewpoints in opposition to string theory so you can draw your own conclusions.
Open the book and find:
Customer Reviews (7)
A Survey for Those Who Seek No Further information
A solid effort to explain a tough subject to us Earthlings
Nothing Theory for Dummies
One of the better guides I've read
String Theory for Fun |
11. Quantum Field Theory by Claude Itzykson, Jean-Bernard Zuber | |
Paperback: 752
Pages
(2006-02-24)
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Editorial Review Product Description This text offers a balanced treatment of quantum field theory, providing both formal presentation and numerous examples. It begins with the standard quantization of electrodynamics, culminating in the perturbative renormalization, and proceeds to functional methods, relativistic bound states, broken symmetries, nonabelian gauge fields, and asymptotic behavior. 157 figures. 1980 edition. Customer Reviews (6)
Too many errors.
excellent
I recommend "Quantum Field Theory" by Itzykson and Zuber
Good book for its time Some of the highlights of the book include: 1. The "wave packet" solution of the Dirac equation and the Zitterbewegung phenomenon, which the authors use as a counterexample to the idea of treating negative energy states in the framework of a 1-particle theory. 2. The treatment of two-body relativistic corrections to study the recoil of the nucleus, this being done in the context of the Dirac equation. 3. The use of the Dirac hole theory to motivate the need for a true many-body theory to accomodate particles and antiparticles via quantized fields. 4. A fairly lengthy discussion of the Fock-Schwinger proper time method to obtain an exact expression for the Dirac propagator in a constant uniform electromagnetic field and a plane wave electromagnetic field. 5. The discussion on the use of coherent states to study the positive frequency part of a (free) quantum field. 6. The discussion on charged scalar fields, and why they are needed to formulate a (scalar) theory of particles and antiparticles. 7. The quantization of the electromagnetic field using the Gupta-Bleuler method using an indefinite metric, and the need for retaining the full Fock space (with indefinite norm) in order to preserve locality. 8. The discussion of the vacuum fluctuations via the Casimir effect. 9. The treatment of the Dirac field and the Pauli exclusion principle. The authors begin with two complex fields that both satisfy the Dirac equation, but the Lagrangian then vanishes. They thus are careful to note that canonical quantization will not work, and so they turn to the using their transformation laws under the Poincare group. The derivation of the anticommutators is purely heuristic (and they note this), and they point out that locality would not be satisfied if canonical quantization were followed. The same holds true, as they state also, if one were to quantize a scalar theory according to Fermi statistics. Their discussion here is a neat illustration of the spin-statistics theorem. 10. The discussion of form factors, which they motivate by calling them a relativistic generalization of charge distributions. 11. The discussion of the Euler-Heisenberg effective Lagrangian, and its ability, even though it is "classical", to model nonlinear phenomena due to quantum corrections. 12. The discussion of the Jost-Lehmann-Dyson representation. 13. The discussion of Euclidean Green functions. 14. The derivation of the Ward-Takahashi identities and the proof that they are preserved by the regularization and renormalization operations. 15. The discussion on functional integration in Bargmann-Fock space, in particular its use in fermion systems. 16. The discussion of the Schwinger-Dyson equations and their use in studying quantum field theory independent of perturbation theory. The existence of a bound state in quantum field theory has yet to be proven using these equations, but they supposedly hold the answer to this existence. The authors give an example of scalar particles interacting via the exchange of scalar particles via the Bethe-Salpeter equation, which are then studied via Wick rotation and where crossed-ladder diagrams are omitted. They also analyze the hyperfine splitting in positronium, but remark that the methods used for this are not entirely satisfactory. 17. The discussion of the sigma model, a topic that has become very important of late. 18. The discussion of asymptotic behavior, the authors emphasizing how the infinities in the relation between bare and renormalized charges and how these infinities must compensate imposes constraints on the theory, which show up in the asymptotic behavior. Some of the omissions which might be expected from a modern standpoint: 1. Representations of the Poincare group. 2. Critical phenomena. 3. Integrable systems in quantum field theory 4. Finite temperature quantum field theory. 5. Quantum field theory in curved spacetime. 6. A more in-depth treatment of instantons (the authors only spend one page on them). 7. Topological quantum field theory.
Superb It is too bad that it is no longer in print. I was fortunate enough to buy a copy when it was still on the shelves. I would imagine though that almost every scientific library would have copy. ... Read more |
12. Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by John Polkinghorne | |
Paperback: 128
Pages
(2002-07-15)
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Typically Academic
Good overview
An introduction, but a somewhat complex one
Very Clear
Good Read! |
13. Quantum Field Theory by Franz Mandl, Graham Shaw | |
Paperback: 492
Pages
(2010-05-25)
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Editorial Review Product Description The three main objectives of the book are to: Explain the basic physics and formalism of quantum field theory To make the reader proficient in theory calculations using Feynman diagrams To introduce the reader to gauge theories, which play a central role in elementary particle physics. Thus, the first ten chapters deal with QED in the canonical formalism, and are little changed from the first edition. A brief introduction to gauge theories (Chapter 11) is then followed by two sections, which may be read independently of each other. They cover QCD and related topics (Chapters 12-15) and the unified electroweak theory (Chapters 16 – 19) respectively. Problems are provided at the end of each chapter. New to this edition: Five new chapters, giving an introduction to quantum chromodynamics and the methods used to understand it: in particular, path integrals and the renormalization group. The treatment of electroweak interactions has been revised and updated to take account of more recent experiments. Customer Reviews (8)
Quantum field theory
clear, but lacks depth
Thoughtful introduction to QFT
So, this is QFT?
Quick overview of quantum field theory |
14. Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness by Bruce Rosenblum, Fred Kuttner | |
Paperback: 224
Pages
(2008-06-16)
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Delicious Science Reading at it's Best
Uneven and poorly edited
Great Book
Good First Book for This Subject
Great Book |
15. The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 1: Foundations by Steven Weinberg | |
Paperback: 609
Pages
(2005-05-09)
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Quantum Theory of Fields
Complete discussion
Very thorough and logical, but somewhat difficult and painful to get through
Brilliant
superb book |
16. Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Field Theory (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics) by Edson de Faria, Welington de Melo | |
Hardcover: 312
Pages
(2010-09-27)
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17. Quantum Field Theory (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs) by Gerald B. Folland | |
Hardcover: 325
Pages
(2008-08-26)
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QFT for Mathematicians |
18. Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory by George Gamow | |
Paperback: 240
Pages
(1985-07-01)
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Quantum Mechanics History
A good book for the right reader
For physics majors...
Great book
A great book from the master! |
19. Playing the Quantum Field : How Changing Your Choices Can Change Your Life by Brenda Anderson | |
Paperback: 256
Pages
(2006-01-19)
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The Soul of a Woman's Vision
Interesting
Playing the Quantum Field
Playing the Quantum Field
Playing the Quantum Field : How Changing Your Choices Can Change Your Life |
20. Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics by Michael Tinkham | |
Paperback: 352
Pages
(2003-12-17)
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Editorial Review Product Description This graduate-level text develops aspects of group theory most relevant to physics and chemistry and illustrates their applications to quantum mechanics: abstract group theory, theory of group representations, physical applications of group theory, full rotation group and angular momentum, quantum mechanics of atoms, molecular quantum mechanics, and solid-state theory. 1964 edition. Customer Reviews (6)
Heavy on the Math . . .
Good for the Undergrad Students.
Most accessible of the useful physics texts
A must for every grad student
Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics |
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