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I'd like to ask you if you could write a list of QFT books in order of increasing difficulty. Thanks!

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I'd like to ask you if you could write a list of QFT books in order of increasing difficulty. Thanks!

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1. Every book that isn't Weinberg.

2. Weinberg.

But seriously, difficulty is a relative concept. Are you talking just about intro QFT? Otherwise you could include books on N=4 SYM and curved space QFT which are obviously much more advanced than introductory topics.

For my first exposure to QFT I used Peskin. Now I'm on my second taking of QFT and I'm using Peskin as the basis supplemented with Greiner,Weinberg and Srednicki. You could start with Greiner too but I don't really like his style and only use it for a few things, such as the full proof of Noether's theorem omitted in Peskin. Srednicki is a good start too. All of these except Weinberg are roughly the same level anyway.

The book by Lahiri and Pal is probably the friendliest intro book I've come across though. It's very step by step with lots of problems.

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M. D. Schwartz, QFT and the Standard Model, Cambridge University Press (2014)

L. H. Ryder. Quantum Field Theory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, 2 edition, 1996.

or, if you prefer a path-integral-only approach (but this done really brilliantly)

D. Bailin and A. Love. Introduction to Gauge Field Theory. Adam Hilger, Bristol and Boston, 1986.

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