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The Resource Foundations of quantum cosmology, Martin Bojowald

Foundations of quantum cosmology, Martin Bojowald

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Foundations of quantum cosmology
Title
Foundations of quantum cosmology
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Martin Bojowald
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Martin Bojowald is a professor of physics at Penn State University. His research is focused around different aspects of quantum gravity. The nature of the field allows a broad range of projects, some of which focus more on mathematical aspects and others on physical applications. Honors and Awards: 2008 NSF CAREER Award; 2010 Outstanding Referee, APS; 2010 and 2011 Named one of the Most Valued Elsevier Reviewers; 2011 Faculty Scholar Medal (Physical Sciences), Penn State.
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Bojowald, Martin
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Researchers in quantum gravity, astrophysicists interested in fundamental aspects of cosmology
LC call number
QB991.Q36
LC item number
.B644 2020eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Series statement
AAS-IOP astronomy. release 2,
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  • Quantum cosmology
  • Cosmology & the universe
  • SCIENCE / Cosmology
Target audience
adult
Label
Foundations of quantum cosmology, Martin Bojowald
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Publication
Note
"Version: 20200901"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. The universe on large and small scales -- 1.1. Homogeneous and isotropic cosmology -- 1.2. Hamiltonian -- 1.3. Geometry -- 1.4. Perturbative inhomogeneity -- 1.5. Spherically symmetric models -- 1.6. Full inhomogeneity
  • 2. Covariance -- 2.1. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations -- 2.2. Action principles -- 2.3. Canonical formulation
  • 3. Quantum corrections -- 3.1. Algebra -- 3.2. Measurements -- 3.3. Dynamics -- 3.4. Transition amplitude and path integrals
  • 4. Minisuperspace models -- 4.1. Volume scaling -- 4.2. Problem of time -- 4.3. Algebras -- 4.4. Representations
  • 5. Quantum gravity -- 5.1. Classification and comparison -- 5.2. Approaches -- 5.3. Appreciation
  • 6. Quantum cosmology of inhomogeneous spacetimes -- 6.1. Homogeneity in inhomogeneous models -- 6.2. Consistent spacetime structures -- 6.3. Cosmology at large curvature
Control code
1199054231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (various pagings)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780750324595
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/2514-3433/ab9c98
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1199054231
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader
Label
Foundations of quantum cosmology, Martin Bojowald
Publication
Note
"Version: 20200901"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. The universe on large and small scales -- 1.1. Homogeneous and isotropic cosmology -- 1.2. Hamiltonian -- 1.3. Geometry -- 1.4. Perturbative inhomogeneity -- 1.5. Spherically symmetric models -- 1.6. Full inhomogeneity
  • 2. Covariance -- 2.1. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations -- 2.2. Action principles -- 2.3. Canonical formulation
  • 3. Quantum corrections -- 3.1. Algebra -- 3.2. Measurements -- 3.3. Dynamics -- 3.4. Transition amplitude and path integrals
  • 4. Minisuperspace models -- 4.1. Volume scaling -- 4.2. Problem of time -- 4.3. Algebras -- 4.4. Representations
  • 5. Quantum gravity -- 5.1. Classification and comparison -- 5.2. Approaches -- 5.3. Appreciation
  • 6. Quantum cosmology of inhomogeneous spacetimes -- 6.1. Homogeneity in inhomogeneous models -- 6.2. Consistent spacetime structures -- 6.3. Cosmology at large curvature
Control code
1199054231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (various pagings)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780750324595
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/2514-3433/ab9c98
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1199054231
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader

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