A self-contained introduction to applications of loop representations and knot theory in quantum gravity.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
- Product dimensions:
- 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)
Table of Contents
1. Holonomies and the group of loops; 2. Loop coordinates and the extended group of loops; 3. The loop representation; 4. Maxwell theory; 5. Yang-Mills theories; 6. Lattice techniques; 7. Quantum gravity; 8. The loop representation of quantum theory; 9. Loop representation: further developments; 10. Knot theory and physical states of quantum gravity; 11. The extended loop representation of quantum gravity; 12. Conclusions: present status and outlook; References; Index.
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