These are lectures notes by Miguel Carrión Alvarez taken from a seminar on Quantum Gravity given by John Baez at UCR in the 2000-2001 and 2002-2003 academic years. The seminar is divided into four parts, one per quarter, corresponding to up to 10 weeks each.

Here you can download the notes in various formats:

- PDF [960 Kb]; gzipped [881 Kb]
- PostScript [1.9 Mb]; gzipped [734 Kb]
- DVI [2.4 Mb]; gzipped [730 Kb]
- TEX [gzipped tar archive: 81 Kb]
You can download individual files or view them online:

- master file [2 Kb]
- First quarter
- Second quarter
- Third quarter
- Fourth quarter

Ask not what quantum gravity can do for you: ask what you can do for quantum gravity! To contribute to the effort of completing these notes, download the source TeX files and mail me corrections and/or patches.

To compile the original or modified sources you need LaTeX, and
Xy-pic, which is a standard package in any (La)TeX
distribution.

Download the gzipped tar archive QGravity.tgz into a working
directory. Then run either of the following commands:

tar -xzvf QGravity.tgz gunzip -c QGravity.tgz | tar tvf -All the TeX files will unpack into the working directory. To compile the notes, edit the master file QGravity.tex as necessary and run

latex QGravity.texto produce a DVI file. To view this file, use

xdvi QGravity.dvi &or

dvips QGravity.dvi gv QGravity.ps &If gv is not available on your machine, use ghostview. You can produce a PDF file in any of two ways:

dvipdf QGravity.dvi pdflatex QGravity.texand view it with

acroread QGravity.pdf &

- Change the sectioning scheme to have
- parts called
*quarters*or*books*; - chapters called
*weeks*; - sections called
*track n: descriptive title*;

- parts called
- Rewrite
- Week 6 Track 2 (Yang-Mills Theory)

- Complete
- Week 8 Track 2 (the Four-Colour Theorem)

- Draw the few missing diagrams.
- Add
- Week 4 (John Barrett's lecture)
- an index
- equation and diagram numbers
- cross-references

© 2005 John Baez

baez@math.removethis.ucr.andthis.edu