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Covariant vs Canonical Formalism

  1. Apr 25, 2014 #1
    Why is a covariant formalism preferred over a canonical formalism in loop quantum gravity, in simple layman terms
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2014 #2

    UltrafastPED

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    Does the usual layman understand what is meant by covariant and canonical?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2014 #3
    What are the advantages of covariant approach over canonical approach for loop quantum gravity, pedagogical answer please
     
  5. Apr 26, 2014 #4
    Ultrafastped, Feynman was admired specifically because he could articulate the most simplest responses to all sorts of profound questions in physics, and for that reason he was a great teacher and The Physicists Physcist
     
  6. Apr 26, 2014 #5

    tom.stoer

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    I would not say that any formalism is preferred. Each formalism has several advantages and disadvantages, so it depends what you want to do exactly.
     
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