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… Expand

F G Friedlander London: Cambridge University Press 1976 pp ix + 282 price £15 The continuing interest in general relativity has created the need for a book on the rigorous mathematical theory of wave… Expand

The thermodynamic theory underlying black hole processes is developed in detail and applied to model systems. I t is found that Kerr-Newman black holes undergo a phase transition at a = 0.68M or Q =… Expand

Black holes appear to conform to a very straightforward generalisation of standard laboratory thermodynamics. This generalised theory is examined in detail, and some concrete results are presented.… Expand

The procedure used recently by Hawking (1975) to demonstrate the creation of massless particles by black holes is applied to the Rindler coordinate system in flat space-time. The result is that an… Expand

Perhaps the most successful scientific theory in history, quantum mechanics has already ushered in the information age with inventions like the transistor and the laser. In Schrodinger's Machines,… Expand

A curious feature of black holes which rotate and/or carry electric charge is that as the rotation and/or charge is increased the black hole undergoes a second-order phase transition in which its… Expand