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Which of these books would you recommend for LQG?

  1. Jul 15, 2015 #1
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  3. Jul 15, 2015 #2

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    I would start with the first one, because it gives a wider perspective. Later you may also want to read the second one, because it presents more recent results. But both books are good, so you will not make a mistake by choosing any of them.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2015 #3
    If you had to pick between those two and Hawking\Gibbons "Euclidean Quantum Gravity" which two would you pick at this moment? I can only afford two and I'm not quite sure the best combination. I was, as well, leaning toward the first I listed along with Hawking\Gibbons
     
  5. Jul 15, 2015 #4

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    Hawking/Gibbons is not really a book in the usual sense. It is a collection of not directly connected scientific papers previously published elsewhere. Also they are not about LQG. I would not recommend it.

    If your goal is to learn LQG, perhaps the best start is Gambini/Pullin:
    https://www.amazon.com/First-Course-Loop-Quantum-Gravity/dp/0199590753
     
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  6. Jul 16, 2015 #5

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    I'd go for the second one. It is well written and I found it more accesible (as a LQG-outsider) than the first one.
     
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