£23.50
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantum Field Theory in C... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics (Chicago Lectures in Physics) Paperback – 15 Nov 1994

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
£23.50
£17.99 £16.11
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (15 Nov. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226870278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226870274
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 869,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Synopsis

In this book, Robert Wald provides a 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 account of the Unruh effect, the Hawking effect, and some of its ramifications. In particular, the subject of black hole thermodynamics, which remains an active area of research, is treated in depth. This book is intended for students and researchers who have had introductory courses in general relativity and quantum field theory, and should be of interest to scientists in general relativity and related fields.

About the Author

Robert M. Wald is professor of physics at the University of Chicago and the author of "General Relativity" and "Space, Time, and Gravity," also published by the University of Chicago Press.


Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 2 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

30 January 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
9 August 2000
Format: Paperback
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
Jaime Fernandez
3.0 out of 5 starsThis is not a book
7 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
Mobius
3.0 out of 5 starsSketchy
3 March 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful.
Sfd
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
2 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Anthony Wiggins
5.0 out of 5 starsbook
21 February 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
Maudiib
5.0 out of 5 starsQuantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics (Chicago Lectures in Physics)
9 May 2009 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: physics quantum mechanics

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?