Canonical Quantum Gravity:Fundamentals and Recent by Francesco Cianfrani

By Francesco Cianfrani

This publication goals to give a pedagogical and self-consistent therapy of the canonical method of Quantum Gravity, ranging from its unique formula to the newest advancements within the field.

We begin with an cutting edge and enlightening advent to the formalism and ideas on which common Relativity has been equipped, giving all of the details beneficial within the later research. a quick caricature of the normal Cosmological version describing the Universe evolution is usually given along the research of the inflationary mechanism. After deepening the elemental houses of limited dynamic platforms, the Lagrangian method of the Einsteinian thought is gifted in a few aspect, underlining the parallelism with non-Abelian gauge theories. Then, the fundamental ideas of the canonical method of Quantum Mechanics are supplied, concentrating on all these formulations that are suitable for the Canonical Quantum Gravity challenge. The Hamiltonian formula of normal Relativity and its restricted constitution is then analyzed by way of evaluating diverse formulations. The ensuing quantum dynamics, defined by means of the Wheeler–DeWitt equation, is absolutely mentioned to be able to define its benefits and bounds. Afterwards, the reformulation of Canonical Quantum Gravity by way of the Ashtekar–Barbero–Immirzi variables is confronted through an in depth dialogue of the ensuing Loop Quantum Gravity idea. ultimately, we offer a constant photograph of canonical Quantum Cosmology through dealing with the most beneficial properties of the Wheeler–DeWitt equation for the homogeneous Bianchi types after which via an in depth therapy of Loop Quantum Cosmology, together with very contemporary developments.

Contents:

  • Introduction to basic Relativity
  • Elements of Cosmology
  • Constrained Hamiltonian Systems
  • Lagrangian Formulations
  • Quantization Methods
  • Quantum Geometrodynamics
  • Gravity as a Gauge Theory
  • Loop Quantum Gravity
  • Quantum Cosmology

Readership: Researchers in theoretical physics, quantum physics, common relativity and astrophysics.

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