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Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell


Stephen Barr said about the book, "Like the famous Feynman Lectures on Physics, this book has the flavor of a good blackboard lecture".[3] Michael Peskin's review in Classical and Quantum Gravity said, "This is quantum field theory taught at the knee of an eccentric uncle; one who loves the grandeur of his subject, has a keen eye for a slick argument, and is eager to share his repertoire of anecdotes about Feynman, Fermi, and all of his heroes [...] This [book] can help [students] love the subject and race to its frontier".[4] David Tong called it a "charming book, where emphasis is placed on physical understanding and the author isn’t afraid to hide the ugly truth when necessary. It contains many gems".[5] Zvi Bern wrote, "Zee has an infectious enthusiasm and a remarkable talent for slicing through technical mumbo jumbo to arrive at the heart of a problem".[6]


  1. ^ Zee, A. (2003). Quantum field theory in a nutshell. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691010199. OCLC 50479292.
  2. ^ "Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell". Princeton University Press. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  3. ^ "Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell | KITP". Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  4. ^ Peskin, Michael E. (2011). "Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell (2nd edn)". Classical and Quantum Gravity. 28 (8): 089003. Bibcode:2011CQGra..28h9003P. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/28/8/089003. ISSN 0264-9381.
  5. ^ "David Tong: Quantum Field Theory". See the PDF. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  6. ^ Bern, Zvi (1 April 2004). "Review of Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell by Anthony Zee". Physics Today. 57 (4): 88. doi:10.1063/1.1752429.