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Quantum Fields in Curved Space
This 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
A practical handbook for software development
The choices facing the system developer and the software development process are explained and systems design and production techniques are explained.
Pre-emptive retransmission for communication over noisy channels
An automatic repeat request (ARQ) scheme which pre-empts the need for the retransmission of data is described and numerical results show that, under a wide range of high error rate and/or long propagation delay conditions, considerable improvements in performance can be achieved with the scheme.
Massive particle production in anisotropic space-times
Using a perturbation expansion to second order in a quantity determining deviation from conformal invariance the authors obtain general expressions for the number and energy densities at late times
On falling through a black hole into another universe
AMONG the exact solutions to Einstein's field equations of general relativity are those describing black holes which rotate and/or carry electric charge. These solutions are novel in that they may be
The application of adiabatic regularization to calculations of cosmological interest
  • N. D. Birrell
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A…
  • 16 June 1978
It is shown that the method of adiabatic regularization, proposed by Parker & Fulling for the removal of divergences in the vacuum expectation value of the stress tensor of a quantized field
Conformal-symmetry breaking and cosmological particle creation in lambdaphi4 theory
We show that creation of field quanta can occur even in conformally trivial situations, contrary to popular belief. This conformal-symmetry breaking owes its existence to the so-called conformal