### Abstract

A local vacuum stress tensor is derived for electromagnetic, neutrino and massless scalar fields propagating in a Robertson-Walker background spacetime. The result is used to compute the numerical coefficients of the conformal trace anomalies from the known values of the Casimir energy in the Einstein universe.

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

Pages | 569-574 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Volume | 356 |

Edition | 1687 |

State | Published - Jan 1 1977 |

Externally published | Yes |

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*Proc R Soc London Ser A*(1687 ed., Vol. 356, pp. 569-574)

**STRESS TENSOR AND CONFORMAL ANOMALIES FOR MASSLESS FIELDS IN A ROBERTSON-WALKER UNIVERSE.** / Bunch, T. S.; Davies, Paul.

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*Proc R Soc London Ser A.*1687 edn, vol. 356, pp. 569-574.

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