The Universe: A View from Classical and Quantum Gravity

The Universe: A View from Classical and Quantum Gravity

Author(s): Martin Bojowald

Published Online: 27 DEC 2012 06:30AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527410187

Online ISBN: 9783527667666

DOI: 10.1002/9783527667666

About this Book

Written by a well-known author in the field, this book presents a modern understanding of the universe based on relativity, quantum physics and their elusive combination. It introduces the crucial theoretical ingredients in an accessible way, starting from the physics of Newton and developing subsequent theories all the way to the modern enigma of quantum gravity. The intermediate level presentation assumes only a general knowledge of math and physics, adopting a "two-level" approach: equations are retained throughout the chapters but set apart from the main text in boxes to allow for lay readers to understand the book.
For scientists, researchers, students and lecturers in cosmology, astronomy, gravitation, quantum and theoretical physics; as well as mathematicians, students, lecturers, academics and non-experts in related fields with an interest in the subject.

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