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Black holes and Hawking radiation in spacetime and its analogues. (English) Zbl 1328.83009
Faccio, Daniele (ed.) et al., Analogue gravity phenomenology. Analogue spacetimes and horizons, from theory to experiment. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-00265-1/pbk; 978-3-319-00266-8/ebook). Lecture Notes in Physics 870, 1-29 (2013).
Summary: These notes introduce the fundamentals of black hole geometry, the thermality of the vacuum, and the Hawking effect, in spacetime and its analogues. Stimulated emission of Hawking radiation, the trans-Planckian question, short wavelength dispersion, and white hole radiation in the setting of analogue models are also discussed. No prior knowledge of differential geometry, general relativity, or quantum field theory in curved spacetime is assumed. The discussion attempts to capture the essence of these topics without oversimplification.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1294.83003].

MSC:
83-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to relativity and gravitational theory
83C57 Black holes
80A10 Classical and relativistic thermodynamics
83C75 Space-time singularities, cosmic censorship, etc.
81T20 Quantum field theory on curved space or space-time backgrounds
83C47 Methods of quantum field theory in general relativity and gravitational theory
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