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Foundations of Quantum Gravity

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  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107008403

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  • Exploring how the subtleties of quantum coherence can be consistently incorporated into Einstein's theory of gravitation, this book is ideal for researchers interested in the foundations of relativity and quantum physics. The book examines those properties of coherent gravitating systems that are most closely connected to experimental observations. Examples of consistent co-gravitating quantum systems whose overall effects upon the geometry are independent of the coherence state of each constituent are provided, and the properties of the trapping regions of non-singular black objects, black holes, and a dynamic de Sitter cosmology are discussed analytically, numerically, and diagrammatically. The extensive use of diagrams to summarise the results of the mathematics enables readers to bypass the need for a detailed understanding of the steps involved. Assuming some knowledge of quantum physics and relativity, the book provides textboxes featuring supplementary information for readers particularly interested in the philosophy and foundations of the physics.

    • Uses diagrammatic techniques extensively to avoid relying on purely mathematical modeling
    • Examines those properties of coherent gravitating systems that are most closely connected to experimental observations
    • Analytically, numerically and diagrammatically explores the properties of the trapping regions of non-singular black objects, black holes and a dynamic de Sitter cosmology
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107008403
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 79 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Galilean and Special Relativity:
    1. Classical special relativity
    2. Quantum mechanics, classical, and special relativity
    3. Microscopic formulations of particle interactions
    4. Group theory in quantum mechanics
    Part II. General Relativity:
    5. Fundamentals of general relativity
    6. Quantum mechanics in curved space-time backgrounds
    7. The physics of horizons and trapping regions
    8. Cosmology
    9. Gravitation of interacting systems

  • Author

    James Lindesay, Howard University, Washington DC
    James Lindesay is a Professor of Physics at Howard University, and was the founding Director of the Computational Physics Lab. He has been a visiting professor at Hampton University and Stanford University and a visiting faculty scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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