An exactly soluble moving-mirror problem

W. R. Walker, P. C.W. Davies

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The authors present for the first time an exact treatment of the production of radiation by a mirror which accelerates along a smooth, asymptotically static trajectory in two-dimensional Minkowski space. The treatment confirms the general expectations of earlier work which was based on questionable approximations and unrealistic asymptotic behaviour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number008
Pages (from-to)L477-L480
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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