Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física
Print version ISSN 1806-1117
PASSOS SOBRINHO, J.J. and TORT, A.C.. Uma introdução aos métodos de cálculo da energia de Casimir. Rev. Bras. Ensino Fís. [online]. 2001, vol.23, n.4, pp. 401-421. ISSN 1806-1117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-47442001000400007.
The Casimir effect is one of the most intriguing aspects of modern physics. The prediction of the existence of a macroscopic force of quantum origin between two neutral conductors and its subsequent experimental verification is without doubt the hallmark of quantum field theory. The present work complements a conceptual introduction recently published in this journal by presenting some of the methods of evaluation of the Casimir energy which gives rise to the Casimir effect.