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Living Rev. Relativity 7 (2004), 5

Quantum Gravity in Everyday Life: General Relativity as an Effective Field Theory

1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, ABB-324, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M1, Canada

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This article is meant as a summary and introduction to the ideas of effective field theory as applied to gravitational systems, ideas which provide the theoretical foundations for the modern use of general relativity as a theory from which precise predictions are possible.

Keywords: general theory of relativity, effective field theories, quantum gravity

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2004-5
Title Quantum Gravity in Everyday Life: General Relativity as an Effective Field Theory
Author Cliff P. Burgess
Date accepted 16 March 2004, published 8 April 2004
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