This book introduces loop quantum gravity and some of its applications at a level suitable for undergraduate students and others with only a minimal knowledge of college level physics. In particular it is not assumed that the reader is familiar with general relativity and only minimally familiar with quantum mechanics and Hamiltonian mechanics. Most chapters end with problems that elaborate on the text. Some applications, like loop quantum cosmology, black hole entropy, and spin foams, are briefly covered.
|Print publication date: 2011||Print ISBN-13: 9780199590759|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590759.001.0001|