- Gebundene Ausgabe: 192 Seiten
- Verlag: Oxford University Press (4. August 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0199590753
- ISBN-13: 978-0199590759
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 24,9 x 1,5 x 17,5 cm
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A First Course in Loop Quantum Gravity (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 4. August 2011
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Marvellously succeeds in starting from the basics of special relativity and covering basic topics in Hamiltonian dynamics, Yang Mills theory, general relativity and quantum field theory, ending with a tour on current (loop) quantum gravity research. This is done in a short 192 pages! * Bianca Dittrich, IOP Publishing * Loop quantum gravity is currently one of the main approaches in the search for a quantum theory of gravity. Written by well-known experts in this field, "A First Course in Loop Quantum gravity" is the first book on this topic that is accessible already to undergraduates. No previous knowledge of general relativity and quantum field theory is required; instead, the necessary material from these subjects is introduced in a clear and pedagogical way. The authors present the key features of loop quantum gravity, but also do not hide its weak points. The book can be recommended to anyone from student to established scientist who wants to get a short, reliable, and clear introduction to this fascinating field of research. * Claus Kiefer, University of Cologne, Germany * Gambini and Pullin have written an excellent and truly introductory book, aimed at the undergraduate level, which fills a gap in the existing literature, and responds to the growing interest in this subject. * Carlo Rovelli, Aix-Marseille University, France * I highly recommend this book ... Congratulations to the authors for the great, concise, effective presentation of this challenging field to students and interested researchers coming from other fields. * Christine Cordula Dantas, Toy Universes *
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Rodolfo Gambini did his undergraduate work at the University of the Republic of Uruguay, went for a Ph.D. at the University of Paris and joined the faculty at the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela. He returned to Uruguay in 1997 where he has been director of several government funding agencies in addition to being a Professor at the University of the Republic. He has won the Trieste Prize in Physics, the presidential prize for scientific accomplishment in Uruguay and received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Republic.
Jorge Pullin did his undergraduate work at the Instituto Balseiro in Bariloche, Argentina, did his Ph.D. thesis work at the University of Cordoba and moved as a post-doc to Syracuse University and the University of Utah. He became a faculty member at PennState and in 2001 joined the Louisiana State University as the Horace
Hearne Chair in Theoretical Physics. He is the co-director of the Horace Hearne Institute of Theoretical Physics and the interim co-director of the Center for Computation and Technology at the Louisiana State University. He was the chair of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society and served on the editorial boards of Classical and Quantum Gravity and the New Journal of Physics and is currently on the board of Living Reviews, Papers in Physics and is managing editor of International Journal of Modern Physics D.
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I give it three stars for the attempt, but I don't actually think it's possible to teach LQG at an undergraduate level.
Returning to the book at hand, Prof. Gambini is an engaging writer whose treatment of early chapters has motivated me to jump headlong into the more involved material in the second half of the book. As such, I am at the beginning of my work, and this review reflects a relatively fresh understanding of aspects of loop quantum gravity. Early chapters handle the basic results of Riemannian geometry and metrics in curved spaces that are relevant to General Relativity (GR). These are the tools of classical GR, which is well established as a valid descriptor of gravitation as we experience it billions of years after the Big Bang. I was fortunate enough have an undergraduate course in GR, without which I might have been snowed by the tensors and connections (mathematical constructs) necessary for the basic study of GR as we know it. A technically sophisticated novice would benefit from a study of basic GR as handled by Weinberg (which I own, and like, though some consider it 'old fashioned') or Wald (which I do not have, but is a popular GR text). As I move into later chapters involving Lagrangian densities and Hamiltonians (which lie in the realm of classical and quantum mechanics), I have found it valuable to have Sakurai's 'Advanced Quantum Mechanics' and Ryder's 'Quantum Field Theory' on hand. In summary, then, this is not a book for the layman, and fellow readers who embark on this will want to have advanced physics texts at their disposal.
The loop vs. string controversy will undoubtedly continue. In the meantime, I plan to move to more advanced texts on the subject of loop quantum gravity, when my basic understanding of the subject is sufficient. I would like to turn the clock ahead a decade, to see what transpires in in this field. Since practical time travel is not yet perfected, I'll just have to wait.