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Quantum gravity

Author: Claus Kiefer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: International series of monographs on physics, 155
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed
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Quantum theory and Einstein's theory of relativity are at the centre of modern theoretical physics, yet, the consistent unification of both theories is still elusive. This book offers an up-to-date  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claus Kiefer
ISBN: 9780199585205 0199585202
OCLC Number: 816551732
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 vol. (XII-393 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Why quantum gravity? ; 2. Covariant approaches to quantum gravity ; 3. Parametrized and relational systems ; 4. Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity ; 5. Quantum geometrodynamics ; 6. Quantum gravity with connections and loops ; 7. Quantization of black holes ; 8. Quantum cosmology ; 9. String theory ; 10. Phenomenology, decoherence, and the arrow of time
Series Title: International series of monographs on physics, 155
Responsibility: Claus Kiefer.
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