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A First Course in Loop Quantum Gravity

Rodolfo Gambini and Jorge Pullin


This book introduces loop quantum gravity and some of its applications at a level suitable for undergraduate students and others with only a minimal knowledge of college level physics. In particular it is not assumed that the reader is familiar with general relativity and only minimally familiar with quantum mechanics and Hamiltonian mechanics. Most chapters end with problems that elaborate on the text. Some applications, like loop quantum cosmology, black hole entropy, and spin foams, are briefly covered.

Keywords: loop quantum gravity, loop quantum cosmology, spin foams, quantum gravity, holonomies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199590759
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rodolfo Gambini, author
University of the Republic of Uruguay

Jorge Pullin, author
Louisiana State University, USA