Quantum field theory in curved spacetime : quantized fields and gravity
 Author/Creator
 Parker, Leonard Emanuel, 1938
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
 Physical description
 xiv, 455 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
 Series
 Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Toms, David J., 1953
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [426]444) and index.
 Contents

 Preface Conventions and notation 1. Quantum fields in Minkowski spacetime 2. Basics of quantum fields in curved spacetimes 3. Expectation values quadratic in fields 4. Particle creation by black holes 5. The oneloop effective action 6. The effective action: nongauge theories 7. The effective action: gauge theories Appendixes References Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Quantum field theory in curved spacetime has been remarkably fruitful. It can be used to explain how the largescale structure of the universe and the anisotropies of the cosmic background radiation that we observe today first arose. Similarly, it provides a deep connection between general relativity, thermodynamics, and quantum field theory. This book develops quantum field theory in curved spacetime in a pedagogical style, suitable for graduate students. The authors present detailed, physically motivated, derivations of cosmological and black hole processes in which curved spacetime plays a key role. They explain how such processes in the rapidly expanding early universe leave observable consequences today, and how in the context of evaporating black holes, these processes uncover deep connections between gravitation and elementary particles. The authors also lucidly describe many other aspects of free and interacting quantized fields in curved spacetime.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2009
 Responsibility
 Leonard E. Parker, David J. Toms.
 Series
 Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
 ISBN
 0521877873
 9780521877879