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    Quantum Fields in Curved Space (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) (Paperback) By (author) N.D. Birrell, By (author) P.C.W. Davies, Series edited by P.V. Landshoff, Series edited by D. R. Nelson, Series edited by S. Weinberg

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    DescriptionThis book presents a comprehensive review of the subject of gravitational effects in quantum field theory. Although the treatment is general, special emphasis is given to the Hawking black hole evaporation effect, and to particle creation processes in the early universe. The last decade has witnessed a phenomenal growth in this subject. This is the first attempt to collect and unify the vast literature that has contributed to this development. All the major technical results are presented, and the theory is developed carefully from first principles. Here is everything that students or researchers will need to embark upon calculations involving quantum effects of gravity at the so-called one-loop approximation level.


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    Title
    Quantum Fields in Curved Space
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) N.D. Birrell, By (author) P.C.W. Davies, Series edited by P.V. Landshoff, Series edited by D. R. Nelson, Series edited by S. Weinberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521278584
    ISBN 10: 0521278589
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 530.143
    LC classification: QC174.45
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.4
    Abridged Dewey: 530
    LC classification: QC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: PHR
    DC19: 530.143
    BISAC V2.8: SCI057000, SCI040000
    Thema V1.0: PHR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, bibliography, references, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    19 April 1984
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... the authors are to be congratulated on producing a timely work that should help to stimulate interest in this fascinating branch of theoretical physics.' Nature 'This book is a clear and cogent introduction to a partially charted territory that has already proved remarkably fertile. The cultivation of new ideas should be greatly aided by providing graduate students with this coordinated textbook.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Quantum field theory in Minkowski space; 3. Quantum field theory in curved spacetime; 4. Flat spacetime examples; 5. Curved spacetime examples; 6. Stress-tensor renormalization; 7. Applications of renormalization techniques; 8. Quantum black holes; 9. Interacting fields; References; Index.