Foundations of Quantum Cosmology

de Martin Bojowald (Auteur)
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This book lays the
foundations of quantum cosmology, developing classical cosmology and quantum
physics based on general principles without requiring detailed background
knowledge in these fields. Throughout the book, the discussion focuses on the
physical meaning of space–time – classical or quantum – and on the important
requirement of general covariance. Various classical models are derived from
this condition and applied to basic questions in cosmology and the physics of
black holes. The book's introduction of relevant ingredients from quantum
physics makes it possible to derive fundamental features of quantum cosmology,
to present the main approaches to quantum gravity, including string theory and
causal dynamical triangulations, and to outline some of their cosmological
implications. It is an essential guide for researchers in quantum gravity and
astrophysicists interested in fundamental aspects of cosmology.



 Key Features




  • Emphasizes
    the physics of quantum cosmology

  • Employs
    new semiclassical methods to avoid counter-intuitive aspects in quantum
    cosmology

  • Presents
    quantum cosmology in the language of well-understood physics models

  • Highlights
    implications of general covariance in classical and quantum cosmology

  • Includes
    results from a variety of approaches to quantum cosmology, as well as
    relations between them


Format
EPUB
Protection
Avec DRM
Date de publication
17 septembre 2020
Éditeur
Collection
Nombre de pages
300
ISBN
9780750324601
ISBN papier
9780750324618
Taille du fichier
9 Mo
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