Canonical Gravity and Applications: Cosmology, Black Holes, and Quantum Gravity

Canonical Gravity and Applications: Cosmology, Black Holes, and Quantum Gravity

by Martin Bojowald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521195756

ISBN-13: 9780521195751

Pub. Date: 01/31/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Canonical methods are a powerful mathematical tool within the field of gravitational research, both theoretical and experimental, and have contributed to a number of recent developments in physics. Providing mathematical foundations as well as physical applications, this is the first systematic explanation of canonical methods in gravity. The book discusses the

Overview

Canonical methods are a powerful mathematical tool within the field of gravitational research, both theoretical and experimental, and have contributed to a number of recent developments in physics. Providing mathematical foundations as well as physical applications, this is the first systematic explanation of canonical methods in gravity. The book discusses the mathematical and geometrical notions underlying canonical tools, highlighting their applications in all aspects of gravitational research from advanced mathematical foundations to modern applications in cosmology and black hole physics. The main canonical formulations, including the Arnowitt-Deser-Misner (ADM) formalism and Ashtekar variables, are derived and discussed. Ideal for both graduate students and researchers, this book provides a link between standard introductions to general relativity and advanced expositions of black hole physics, theoretical cosmology or quantum gravity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521195751
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Isotropic cosmology: a prelude; 3. Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity; 4. Model systems and perturbations; 5. Global and asymptotic properties; 6. Quantum gravity; Appendix; References; Index.

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