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The Resource Aspects of quantum field theory in curved space-time, Stephen A. Fulling

Aspects of quantum field theory in curved space-time, Stephen A. Fulling

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Aspects of quantum field theory in curved space-time
Title
Aspects of quantum field theory in curved space-time
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Stephen A. Fulling
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Language
eng
Summary
The theory of quantum fields on curved spacetimes has attracted great attention since the discovery, by Stephen Hawking, of black-hole evaporation. It remains an important subject for the understanding of such contemporary topics as inflationary cosmology, quantum gravity and superstring theory. This book provides, for mathematicians, an introduction to this field of physics in a language and from a viewpoint which such a reader should find congenial. Physicists should also gain from reading this book a sound grasp of various aspects of the theory, some of which have not been particularly emphasised in the existing review literature. The topics covered include normal-mode expansions for a general elliptic operator, Fock space, the Casimir effect, the 'Klein' paradox, particle definition and particle creation in expanding universes, asymptotic expansion of Green's functions and heat kernels, and renormalisation of the stress tensor. The style is pedagogic rather than formal; some knowledge of general relativity and differential geometry is assumed, but the author does supply background material on functional analysis and quantum field theory as required. The book arose from a course taught to graduate students and could be used for self-study or for advanced courses in relativity and quantum field theory
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Fulling, Stephen A
Dewey number
530.143
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.45
LC item number
.F84 1989eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
London Mathematical Society student texts
Series volume
17
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  • Quantum field theory
  • SCIENCE
  • Quantum field theory
  • Kwantumveldentheorie
  • Ruimte-tijd-theorie
  • Gekrümmte Raumzeit
  • Quantenfeldtheorie
  • Champs, théorie quantique des
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Aspects of quantum field theory in curved space-time, Stephen A. Fulling
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
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9781107087880
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Aspects of quantum field theory in curved space-time, Stephen A. Fulling
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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818659350
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 315 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781107087880
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)818659350

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