Currently I'm learning about the renormalization group by Peskin and Schroeder, but I don't find its explanation totally clear. I know that the renormalization group is treated in many quantum field theory textbooks, such as

  • "An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory" by Peskin and Shroeder
  • "The Quantum Theory of Fields" by Weinberg
  • "Quantum Field Theory" by Itzykson and Zuber
  • "Gauge Theory of elementary particle physics" by Cheng and Li

Where can I find a clear explanation of the renormalization group in quantum field theory?

  • $\begingroup$ I know the renormalization group is a hard topic to understand in QFT. For example, this post hasn't yet receive any answer. (Probably it may also be the reason that people with adequate experience haven't looked at it.) As a viewpoint, I think a book that has detailed explanations is a good book. $\endgroup$ – GotchaP Feb 11 '17 at 0:48
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    $\begingroup$ I recommend Nigel Goldenfeld's book "Lectures On Phase Transitions And The Renormalization Group" (Frontiers in Physics) $\endgroup$ – mike stone Feb 11 '17 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ N. Goldenfeld. Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group. Frontiers in Physics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. isbn: 0-201-55409-7. Is worth a look. I would recommend it for scholars that have at least a basic idea of statistical thermodynamics. $\endgroup$ – kalle Dec 14 '18 at 19:50

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