Heat Kernel and Quantum Gravity

  • Ivan G. Avramidi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 64)

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About this book


This book tackles quantum gravity via the so-called background field method and its effective action functional. The author presents an explicitly covariant and effective technique to calculate the de Witt coefficients and to analyze the Schwinger-de Wit asymptotic expansion of the effective action. He also investigates the ultraviolet behaviour of higher-derivative quantum gravity.
The book addresses theoretical physicists, graduate students as well as researchers, but should also be of interest to physicists working in mathematical or elementary particle physics.


Background Field Method Gravity Particle Physics Schwinger-de Witt Expansion quantum Gravity

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivan G. Avramidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNew Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorroUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67155-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46523-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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