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By Deepak Vaid,Sundance Bilson-Thompson

ISBN-10: 331943182X

ISBN-13: 9783319431826

This primer bargains a concise creation to Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG)
- a theoretical framework for uniting Quantum Mechanics (QM) with common Relativity (GR). The emphasis is at the actual points of the framework and its old improvement by way of self-dual variables, nonetheless such a lot fitted to a primary, pedagogical stumble upon with LQG.

The textual content starts off through reviewing GR and the very fundamentals of Quantum box concept (QFT), after which explains in a concise and transparent demeanour the stairs major from the Einstein-Hilbert motion for gravity to the development of the quantum states of geometry, referred to as spin-networks, and which supply the root for the kinematical Hilbert area of quantum basic relativity. alongside the best way many of the linked thoughts of tetrads, spin-connection and holonomies are introduced.

Having therefore supplied a minimum advent to the LQG framework, a few purposes to the issues of black gap entropy and of quantum cosmology are in short surveyed. final yet no longer least, a listing of the commonest criticisms of LQG is gifted, that are then tackled one after the other as a way to persuade the reader of the actual viability of the theory. A set of appendices presents available introductions to numerous key notions comparable to the Peter-Weyl theorem, duality of differential types and Regge calculus, between others.

The presentation is aimed toward graduate scholars and researchers who've a few familiarity with the instruments of QM and GR, yet are intimidated through the technicalities required to flick thru the prevailing LQG literature. This primer goals at making the formalism look rather less bewildering to the uninitiated and is helping decrease the barrier for access into the field.

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