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A first course in loop quantum gravity / Rodolfo Gambini and Jorge Pullin.

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Author/Creator:
Gambini, Rodolfo.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2011
Imprint:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Format:
  • Book
  • viii, 183 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-179) and index.
Contents:
  • 1. Why quantize gravity?
  • 2. Special relativity and electromagnetism
  • 3. Some elements of general relativity
  • 4. Hamiltonian mechanics including constraints and fields
  • 5. Yang-Mills theories
  • 6. Quantum mechanics and elements of quantum field theory
  • 7. General relativity in terms of Ashtekar's new variables
  • 8. Loop representation for general relativity
  • 9. An application: loop quantum cosmology
  • 10. Further developments
  • 11. Open issues and controversies.
Contributor:
Pullin, Jorge.
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ISBN:
9780199590759
0199590753

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