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LQG Demystified Book?

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Does a similar easy to read introduction like David Mc Mohan's Demystified books exist for LQG? I'd like something easier to start with than a paper but deeper than a popular book.

asked Oct 16, 2011 in Resources and References by Dilaton (4,175 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Apr 29, 2014 by dimension10

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 A First Course in Loop Quantum Gravity by Gambini and Pullin sounds like what you were looking for, but the following articles and papers may also be relevant. These are roughly in increasing order of length and difficulty.

Smolin, "Atoms of Space and Time," Scientific American, Jan 2004 (the PDF is easy to find on the web by googling)

Baez, slides from a talk titled "Spin Networks, Spin Foams, and Quantum Gravity," http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/foam/

Carlo Rovelli, Peush Upadhya, "Loop quantum gravity and quanta of space: a primer," 1998, http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9806079

Rovelli, 2010, "Simple model for quantum general relativity from loop quantum gravity" -- http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.1939

Rovelli, 2010, “Loop quantum gravity: the first twenty-five years,” http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.4707

Rovelli, 2011, "Zakopane lectures on loop gravity" -- http://arxiv.org/abs/1102.3660


This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-17 03:42 (UCT), posted by SE-user Ben Crowell

answered Jun 6, 2013 by Ben Crowell (1,070 points) [ revision history ]
edited Mar 17, 2014 by dimension10
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I liked Vaid and Sundrance's LQG for (and by) the bewildered. I actually got this book from some physics forum, but now that the authors are no longer bewildered, they have written a newer edition of the book (which I have not read, but I suppose it is similar). It is available on the ArXiV: LQG for the bewildered.  

In the section on criticism, the crticising remarks were actually copied from Lubos's blog : ) 

answered Apr 29, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 29, 2014 by dimension10

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