By Stephen A. Fulling

the idea of quantum fields on curved spacetimes has attracted nice cognizance because the discovery, via Stephen Hawking, of black-hole evaporation. It continues to be a big topic for the certainty of such modern issues as inflationary cosmology, quantum gravity and superstring thought. This ebook offers, for mathematicians, an advent to this box of physics in a language and from a perspective which this type of reader should still locate congenial. Physicists must also achieve from interpreting this booklet a valid seize of varied elements of the speculation, a few of that have now not been relatively emphasized within the current overview literature. the subjects coated contain normal-mode expansions for a normal elliptic operator, Fock house, the Casimir impact, the 'Klein' paradox, particle definition and particle construction in increasing universes, asymptotic enlargement of Green's services and warmth kernels, and renormalisation of the tension tensor. the fashion is pedagogic instead of formal; a few wisdom of basic relativity and differential geometry is believed, however the writer does provide historical past fabric on sensible research and quantum box conception as required. The ebook arose from a path taught to graduate scholars and will be used for self-study or for complicated classes in relativity and quantum box theory.

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