Quantum Gravity, Quantum Cosmology and Lorentzian Geometries

This book is aimed at theoretical and mathematical physicists and mathematicians interested in modern gravitational physics. I have thus tried to use language familiar to readers working on classical and quantum gravity, paying attention both to difficult calculations and to existence theorems, and...

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Main Author: Esposito, Giampiero
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1994, 1994
Edition:2nd ed. 1994
Series:Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Quantum Gravity
  • Quantum Gravity, Quantum Cosmology and Classical Gravity
  • Canonical Quantum Gravity
  • Perturbative Quantum Gravity
  • One-Loop Quantum Cosmology
  • Global Boundary Conditions and ?(0) Value for the Massless Spin-1/2 Field
  • Choice of Boundary Conditions in One-Loop Quantum Cosmology
  • Ghost Fields and Gauge Modes in One-Loop Quantum Cosmology
  • Local Boundary Conditions for the Weyl Spinor
  • One-Loop Results for the Spin-1/2 Field with Local Boundary Conditions
  • Local Supersymmetry in Perturbative Quantum Cosmology
  • Classical Graviety
  • Lorentzian Geometry, U4 Theories and Singularities in Cosmology
  • Summary
  • Conclusions