By Steven Carlip
This well timed quantity offers a vast survey of (2+1)-dimensional quantum gravity. It emphasises the 'quantum cosmology' of closed universes and the quantum mechanics of the (2+1)-dimensional black gap. It compares and contrasts a number of ways, and examines what they suggest for a pragmatic idea of quantum gravity. basic relativity in 3 spacetime dimensions has develop into a favored enviornment within which to discover the ramifications of quantum gravity. As a diffeomorphism-invariant idea of spacetime constitution, this version stocks a few of the conceptual difficulties of practical quantum gravity. however it can be easy adequate that many courses of quantization may be conducted explicitly. After analysing the gap of classical recommendations, this e-book introduces a few fifteen techniques to quantum gravity - from canonical quantization in York's 'extrinsic time' to Chern-Simons quantization, from the loop illustration to covariant course integration to lattice equipment. Relationships between quantizations are explored, in addition to implications for such matters as topology switch and the 'problem of time'. This ebook is a useful source for all graduate scholars and researchers operating in quantum gravity.
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