Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Random walks; 3. Random surfaces; 4. Two-dimensional gravity; 5. Monte Carlo simulations; 6. Gravity in higher dimensions; 7. Topological quantum field theories; References; Index.
Describes random geometry and applications to strings, quantum gravity, topological field theory and membrane physics.
"It was a pleasure to look through this book. It is apparent that every effort was made to write a complete advanced text on the current status of triangulations in quantum gravity. This book is a must for anyone in this field." E. J. Janse van Rensburg, Mathematical Reviews