I find it hard to go through most of the homework problems in an effective field theory course. In fact I think I have developed a general disdain in solving hard Quantum field theory related problems. Is there a text that essentially focuses on how to solve such problems. A text Q and A for Effective field theory?

ADDENDUM~ 10/13/2014

Ok, I just figured out that the next homework sets assume solid knowledge of Standard Model Physics(Solid enough to make strange calculations). Is there a text I can look over in about a night or at most 2, to attain this level? A text focusing on how to compute things with an eye towards effective field theory?


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  • $\begingroup$ Simply putting equations into a CAS doesn't give you a decent result. Further, many problems aren't quite solvable in their full form, so a CAS would be useless. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Oct 7 '14 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah CAS is fairly unreliable sometimes. I am looking at the problem sets of the EFT mitX course. Some of the homework is ridiculous. I have never really cared much about computing things, but I am sort of looking for a text with may be a summary of the calculus tricks and techniques for QFT without much of the physics , just how to easily solve problems. Is such a text even available? $\endgroup$ – user37343 Oct 7 '14 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ I think I am asking for a text on purely how to compute quantities in QFT ~ EFT . I know this is not really the place, but I am looking for a problem and solution type of treatment. $\endgroup$ – user37343 Oct 7 '14 at 20:41
  • $\begingroup$ This book is quite good for QFT (canonical formalism, no path integrals sadly), but focusses on the more 'usual' problems of QFT and not EFT.... Might be worth looking into though. $\endgroup$ – Akoben Oct 8 '14 at 9:28
  • $\begingroup$ I just downloaded it. I also found a text with rather peculiar words that remind me of someone I know especially to words in the prologue. Any thoughts on the nature of the material presented? people.fas.harvard.edu/~hgeorgi/review.pdf $\endgroup$ – user37343 Oct 8 '14 at 12:24

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