An Introduction to Quantum Gravity
by Bryce S. DeWitt, Giampiero Esposito
Publisher: arXiv 2007
Number of pages: 68
The reader is introduced, in a pedagogical way, to the functional integral quantization of gravitation and Yang-Mills theory. It is hoped that such a paper will remain useful for all lecturers or Ph.D. students who face the task of introducing (resp. learning) some basic concepts in quantum gravity in a relatively short time.
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