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Quantum Field Theory, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Robert Purdy
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

M E Peskin and D V Schroeder, An introduction to quantum field theory ISBN: 0201503972; 9780201503975; 0201509342 (pbk.); 9780201509342 (pbk.), Addison Wesley, 1995 (probably the most comprehensive of the recommended texts and goes beyond what is needed for this course)

W Greiner and J Reinhardt, Field quantization ISBN: 9783540780489 (pbk); 3540591796 (acid-free paper), Springer, 1996 (this is the book most closely aligned with this course in terms of notation and conventions - covers all relevant topics)

M Maggiore, A modern introduction to quantum field theory ISBN: 0198520743 (pbk); 0198520735 (hbk), OUP, 2005 (a nice all-rounder)

Other useful books:

A Zee, Quantum field theory in a nutshell ISBN: 9780691140346 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0691140340 (hardcover : alk. paper), Princeton University Press, 2010

M Kaku, Quantum field theory : a modern introduction ISBN: 0195076524, OUP, 1993

M D Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model, CUP, 2014

M A Srednicki, Quantum Field Theory, CUP, 2007

V P Nair, Quantum field theory : a modern perspective ISBN: 9781441919465 (pbk.) : £72.50; 1441919465 (pbk.) : £72.50, Springer, 2010

L H Ryder, Quantum Field Theory, CUP, 1996

I D Lawrie, A Unified Grand Tour of Theoretical Physics, IoP, 2002   

This list was last updated on 28/10/2020