Introductory Lectures on Quantum Cosmology
by J. J. Halliwell
Publisher: arXiv 1990
Number of pages: 107
We describe the modern approach to quantum cosmology, as initiated by Hartle and Hawking, Linde, Vilenkin and others. The primary aim is to explain how one determines the consequences for the late universe of a given quantum theory of cosmological initial or boundary conditions. It also includes a detailed treatment of the WKB interpretation.
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