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Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics

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ISBN-10: 0226870278

ISBN-13: 9780226870274

Edition: 1994

Authors: Robert M. Wald

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In this book, Robert Wald provides a coherent, pedagogical introduction to the formulation of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. He begins with a treatment of the ordinary one-dimensional quantum harmonic oscillator, progresses through the construction of quantum field theory in flat spacetime to possible constructions of quantum field theory in curved spacetime, and, ultimately, to an algebraic formulation of the theory. In his presentation, Wald disentangles essential features of the theory from inessential ones (such as a particle interpretation) and clarifies relationships between various approaches to the formulation of the theory. He also provides a comprehensive, up-to-date…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Notation, Conventions, and Terminology
Introduction and Overview
Quantum Mechanical Preliminaries
Quantum Fields in Flat Spacetime
Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime
The Unruh Effect
Classical Black Hole Thermodynamics
The Hawking Effect
Appendix: Some Basic Definitions and Constructions Pertaining to HilbertSpaces
Notation Index
General Index