- Paperback: 609 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st Edition edition (May 9, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521670535
- ISBN-13: 978-0521670531
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #403,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 1: Foundations 1st Edition Edition
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Available for the first time in paperback, The Quantum Theory of Fields is a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory from Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. Volume I introduces the foundations of quantum field theory.
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However, the quality of the book is "terrible"!
The printer is obviously running out of ink! Ooh man, this is not the first time I get this kind of junk from Amazon. Please stop COST DOWN OK?
Seriously, the quality is better few years ago.....
I wish I had this book when I was learning the subject.. As others have said, this is not for the first year graduate student. But for the serious student who has picked up some the material already, it is a must have.
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If you are looking for logically airtight arguments, which explains pretty much every question you could think about in QFT (Why QFT?Read more