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Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell by A. Zee
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5.0 out of 5 stars worthy addition, Feb. 4 2004
The reviewer who found the book "not rigorous" is correct in the sense that Zee's emphasis is not on long technical proofs, but rather on clarity, brevity and physical insight.
There are many texts on quantum field theory (such as the classic, Itzykson and Zuber, or the more recent volumes by Weinberg or Peskin) that are more technical - just as there are books that cover the material in the Feynman lectures from a more mathematical perspective.
However, I find when teaching quantum field theory that most students have trouble developing an intuitive or physical grasp of the subject. That is what this book (uniquely) addresses. It is full of small gems of pedagogy and… Read more