An Introduction to Quantum Cosmology
by D.L. Wiltshire
Publisher: arXiv 2003
Number of pages: 60
These lectures present an introduction to quantum cosmology for an audience consisting for a large part of astronomers, and also a number of particle physicists. The author emphasizes those aspects of quantum cosmology which are of most interest to astronomers.
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