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Quantum gravity

Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2004 book presents the loop and spinfoam approach to quantum gravity, for graduates and researchers.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Rovelli
ISBN: 0521837332 9780521837330 9780521715966 0521715962
OCLC Number: 492974519
Notes: Autre tirage : 2008 (avec corrections).
Description: 1 vol. (XXIII-455 p.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Terminology and notation; Part I. Relativistic Foundations: 1. General ideas and heuristic picture; 2. General relativity; 3. Mechanics; 4. Hamiltonian general relativity; 5. Quantum mechanics; Part II. Loop Quantum Gravity: 6. Quantum space; 7. Dynamics and matter; 8. Applications; 9. Quantum spacetime: spinfoams; 10. Conclusion; Part III. Appendices: References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
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'In spite of its sociological success string theory is still far from a solution of the problem of quantum gravity which should be considered as wide open. The book of Carlo Rovelli provides the Read more...

 
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