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Which QFT books also cover QED? I am not very familiar with QED, so I am looking for QFT books which cover QED too (I know they cover Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).).

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Yes, it usually is. I would not say that introductory courses teach you much about QCD, rather they start with scalar fields and QED.

As the bosonic part of QED is based on a simpler gauge theory than the Yang-Mills theory for QCD, you actually want to learn QED first. (There is only the one-dimensional Lie-Group U(1) <=> one photon, SU(3) <=> 8 gluons)

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So I should learn QED first? – War Oct 16 '12 at 8:24
@War: In the very most cases yes (as I wrote in the answer above, didn't I?). Right now I don't see anything that is more complicated in QED than it would be in QCD. In any case, the Feynman diagrams are simpler. – NikolajK Oct 16 '12 at 8:27

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