Canonical gravity : from classical to quantum : proceedings of the 117th WE Heraeus Seminar held at Bad Honnef, Germany, 13-17 September 1993 / J. Ehlers, H. Friedrich, eds.
Contributor(s): Ehlers, J. (Jürgen) | Friedrich, H. (Helmut)Material type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 434.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1994Description: 1 online resource (x, 367 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540486657; 3540486658Subject(s): Quantum gravity -- Congresses | General relativity (Physics) -- Congresses | General relativity (Physics) | Quantum gravity | Algemene relativiteitstheorie | Gravitatie | Kwantummechanica | Fisica geral | Gravité quantique -- Congrès | Relativité générale (physique) -- Congrès | Quantengravitation | Honnef <1993>Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. | Kongress. Additional physical formats: Print version:W.E. Heraeus Seminar (117th : 1993 : Bad Honnef, Germany).: Canonical gravity.DDC classification: 530.1/2 LOC classification: QC178 | .W12 1993Other classification: 33.21 | UD 8220 | UH 8000 | UH 8300 | UO 5900 | PHY 044f Online resources: Click here to access online
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The search for a quantum gravity theory, a theory expected to combine the principles of general relativity and quantum theory, has led to some of the most deepest and most difficult conceptual and mathematical questions of modern physics. The present book, addressing these issues in the framework of recent versions of canonical quantization, is the first to present coherently the background for their understanding. Starting with an analysis of the structure of constrained systems and the problems of their quantization, it discusses the canonical formulation of classical relativity from different perspectives and leads to recent applications of canonical methods to create a quantum theory of gravity. The book aims to make accessible the most fundamental problems and to stimulate work in this field.
Prima Facie Questions in Quantum Gravity / C.J. Isham -- Hamilton's Formalism for Systems with Constraints / A. Wipf -- The Classical Theory of Canonical General Relativity / R. Beig -- Ashtekar Variables in Classical General Relativity / D. Giulini -- Quantization of Systems with Constraints / P. Hajicek -- Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Question of Time / C.J. Isham -- The Semiclassical Approximation to Quantum Gravity / C. Kiefer -- Loop Representations / B. Brugmann -- Gauge Theory and Gravity in the Loop Formulation / R. Loll -- Reduced Models for Quantum Gravity / T. Thiemann -- Adjointness Relations as a Criterion for Choosing an Inner Product / A.D. Rendall -- Overview and Outlook / A. Ashtekar.
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