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Books on mathematical problems

  1. Jan 21, 2008 #1
    Hello,

    Is there any books just about the mathematical problems and problems needed to be solved in General Relativity, Adding General Relativity to Quantum mechanics and string theory. i.e. more on when and where in the equations they break down and infinitise
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2008 #2
    Read a book on renormalization theory. That will let you know why the perturbative approach to quantum gravity didn't work, and look at the Wheeler DeWitt equation that will let you know why the non perturbative approach didn't work.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2008 #3
    Is there any specific book on renormalization theory which would be recommended? I have been trying to understand renormalization from material online for some time and I have to admit I still don't really "get" what it is [mathematically].
     
  5. Jan 22, 2008 #4
    Check out ''Renormalization'', by J. Collins.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2008 #5
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  7. Jan 24, 2008 #6
    Kiefer's book 75% off at oxford u p!

    http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780198506874&view=00&promo=white75&salepage=%2Fsale%2F2008%2Fphysics%2F [Broken]

    Edit: in that edition -- 318 pages, 20 May 2004; there is another with 376 pages; 22 February 2007 edition without discount... I don't know the differences between both...
     
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  8. Jan 25, 2008 #7
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