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

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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.

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'... the combination of rarely found material and the presentation of a very powerful formalism with which to solve problems in astrophysics and cosmology makes for a highly recommended book and a very valuable addition to the literature.' The Observatory
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521195751
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Bojowald is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, Pennsylvania State University. He pioneered loop quantum cosmology, a field on which his research continues to focus.

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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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