Quantum gravity is perhaps the most important open problem in fundamental physics. It is the problem of merging quantum mechanics and general relativity, the two great conceptual revolutions in the physics of the twentieth century. The loop and spinfoam approach, presented in this 2004 book, is one of the leading research programs in the field. The first part of the book discusses the reformulation of the basis of classical and quantum Hamiltonian physics required by general relativity. The second part covers the basic technical research directions. Appendices include a detailed history of the subject of quantum gravity, hard-to-find mathematical material, and a discussion of some philosophical issues raised by the subject. This fascinating text is ideal for graduate students entering the field, as well as researchers already working in quantum gravity. It will also appeal to philosophers and other scholars interested in the nature of space and time.
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'In spite of its sociological success string theory is still far from a solution of the problem of quantum gravity which should be considered as wide open. The book of Carlo Rovelli provides the basis, both at the technical and the conceptual level, for research in this fundamental problem of physics. The basic issues are clearly and deeply analyzed without any dogmatic stand and with great freedom of thoughts resulting in an invaluable opportunity to learn and think for both mathematicians and physicists.' Alain Connes, Collège de France, I.H.E.S. and Vanderbilt University
'This is a truly great book! … a must for someone interested in quantum gravity.' Mathematical Reviews
'… written very carefully and can be recommended highly to anybody interested in the broad field and in conceptual issues of quantum gravity … experts … will find many new and clear notes of the author's view of loop quantum gravity as one of its founders … a non-expert reader, after working through the book, will be well prepared to read up further details in research or review articles …' General Relativity and Gravitation Journal
Focusing on the conceptual and foundational issues raised by quantum gravity, in particular the nature of space and time, this 2004 book presents the loop and spinfoam approach. Aimed at graduate students entering the field, as well as established researchers, it will also be of interest to philosophers of science.
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Descrizione libro West Nyack, New York, U.S.A.: Cambridge Univ Pr, 2004. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. Low price guarantee! The book is the brand new international edition textbook with the different ISBN and cover design. The book main content black/white printed in full English as same as the corresponding original US edition. Fast shipments in one to two working days after the orders confirmed. Codice libro della libreria ABE-13503326172
Descrizione libro West Nyack, New York, U.S.A.: Cambridge Univ Pr, 2004. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. **International edition** Read carefully before purchase: This book is the international edition in mint condition with the different ISBN and book cover design, the major content is printed in full English as same as the original North American edition. The book printed in black and white, generally send in twenty-four hours after the order confirmed. All shipments contain tracking numbers. Great professional textbook selling experience and expedite shipping service. Codice libro della libreria ABE-8214562964
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110521837332
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0521837332
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521837332