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    • Keywords


      Trousers topology; propagation rules; massless scalar field; energy density

    • Abstract


      Anderson and DeWitt considered the quantization of a massless scalar field in a spacetime whose spacelike hypersurfaces change topology and concluded that the topology change gives rise to infinite particle and energy production. We show here that their calculations are insufficient and that their propagation rule is unphysical. However, our results using a more general propagation rule support their conclusion.

    • Author Affiliations


      Corinne A Manogue1 2 3 Ed Copeland4 5 Tevian Dray2 6 7

      1. Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham, Durham - DH1 3LE, UK
      2. Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Madras - 600 113, India
      3. Department of Physics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - 97331, USA
      4. Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London - SW7 2BZ, UK
      5. NASA/Fermilab Astrophysics Centre, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL - 60510, USA
      6. Department of Mathematics, University of York, York - YO1 5DD, UK
      7. Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - 97331, USA
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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