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I need a very good text on field theory and it should provide good understanding of why this concept cant be ignored?I only need that text which will tell me how field theory is an integral part of our universe just like particles and forces at least in classical sense.

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Why would you want to ignore classical electromagnetism & general relativity? –  user1504 Dec 4 '12 at 22:40
Did I say it ever? –  Abhinav Anand Dec 5 '12 at 14:54
Your first sentence could be (mis?)understood that way, yes. –  user1504 Dec 5 '12 at 15:07
Thanks for suggestion, I have edited it. –  Abhinav Anand Dec 5 '12 at 15:12
It seems that classical field theory is precisely the topic that OP asks about. It includes e.g. classical electromagnetism & general relativity. –  Qmechanic Dec 5 '12 at 15:45

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The classical reference is Landau & Lifshitz, The Classical Theory of Fields, from the Course of Theoretical Physics. As all Landau & Lifshitz books, masterpieces [in my opinion] full of content but sometimes a little difficult to grasp for beginners.

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All right,thanks. –  Abhinav Anand Dec 4 '12 at 22:22
Landau, the authoritative source. Good ref DaniH –  Dylan Sabulsky Dec 5 '12 at 6:22

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