On the Local Structure of the Klein–Gordon Field on Curved Spacetimes

  title={On the Local Structure of the Klein–Gordon Field on Curved Spacetimes},
  author={Alexander Strohmaier},
  journal={Letters in Mathematical Physics},
  • A. Strohmaier
  • Published 31 August 2000
  • Mathematics
  • Letters in Mathematical Physics
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