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:
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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.
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dvipdf QGravity.dvi pdflatex QGravity.texand view it with
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