### Abstract

The paper presents in detail the renormalization theory of the energy-momentum tensor of a two dimensional massless scalar field which has been used elsewhere to study the local physics in a model of black hole evaporation. The treatment is generalized to include the Casimir effect occurring in spatially finite models. The essence of the method is evaluation of the field products in the tensor as functions of two points, followed by covariant substraction of the discontinuous terms arising as the points coalesce.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Proc R Soc London Ser A |

Pages | 59-77 |

Number of pages | 19 |

Volume | 354 |

Edition | 1676 |

State | Published - Jan 1 1977 |

Externally published | Yes |

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*Proc R Soc London Ser A*(1676 ed., Vol. 354, pp. 59-77)

**QUANTUM VACUUM ENERGY IN TWO DIMENSIONAL SPACE-TIMES.** / Davies, Paul; Fulling, S. A.

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*Proc R Soc London Ser A.*1676 edn, vol. 354, pp. 59-77.

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