By Martin Bojowald
Consequences of quantum gravity on grander scales are anticipated to be huge, immense: merely the sort of concept can express how black holes particularly behave and the place our universe got here from. functions of loop quantum gravity to cosmology have specially through now shed a lot mild on cosmic evolution of a universe in a primary, microscopic description. smooth ideas are defined during this ebook which show how the universe may have come from a non-singular section sooner than the massive bang, how equations for the evolution of constitution might be derived, but in addition what primary barriers stay to our wisdom of the universe ahead of the massive bang.
The following issues may be lined during this book:
Hamiltonian cosmology: a common easy remedy of isotropy, perturbations and their function for observations; beneficial typically cosmology.
Effective equations: a good strategy to overview equations of quantum gravity, that's additionally worthwhile in different components of physics the place quantum conception is involved.
Loop quantization: a brand new formalism for the atomic photo of space-time; often offered at a cosmopolitan mathematical point, yet evaluated the following from an intuitive actual side.
The booklet will commence with actual motivations, instead of mathematical advancements that's extra universal in different expositions of this box. all of the required mathematical equipment can be offered, yet won't distract the reader from seeing the underlying physics. easy yet consultant versions should be provided first to teach the fundamental positive factors, that are then used to paintings upwards to a normal description of quantum gravity and its functions in cosmology. this can make the ebook obtainable to a extra normal physics readership.
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Quantum Cosmology: A Fundamental Description of the Universe (Lecture Notes in Physics) by Martin Bojowald