Course replaced by FYTN10 since 2011
so it is recommended to take that one instead
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Introductory Quantum Field
This page can be found at
PhD course in Theoretical Physics at Lund University
Course book: Michael E. Peskin and Daniel V. Schroeder,
to Quantum Field Theory
Misprints in the book can be found via
Peskin's QFT page.
Note that there are three different lists of misprints which you might all need
depending on which edition you have. There are also some sections with have
been rewritten available there.
- 3.5 (for interested students, not required)
Hints and comments to some of the exercises
The use of algebraic manipulation programs like FORM, Maple or Mathematica
There are many books on quantum field theory varying from very elementary
to very mathematical. The course book tends to do calculations in more
detail than most other quantum field theory books.
Some of the more philosophical backgrounds of Field theory can be found
in the review article
Frank Wilczek, Quantum Field Theory published in
Rev.Mod.Phys. 71 (1999) S85-S95 or
A shorter discussion by Steven Weinberg is
- Freely available
- Other advanced books
- Steven Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, 3 volumes,
good on the
philosophy and reasons why field theory looks as it does.
Unusual sign conventions. A good complementary read for those who want to know
- Itzykson and Zuber, Quantum Field Theory, the book I learned
a lot from
- P. Ramond, Field Theory, a modern primer, a purely pathintegral
- A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell
- Books that cover the material in this course often in a more elementary
manner than the course book
Michele Maggiore, A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
- Lewis H. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory
- F. Mandl and G. Shaw, Quantum Field Theory
Solutions on the web
I haven't found any yet but they do probably exist if you look hard enough.
Last changed: March 2012