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Black Hole Spin

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines the spin of a black hole. The spin is usually described as a nondimensional parameter, which can range from zero (a nonspinning black hole) to one (a situation described as ... More


Formation and Evolution of Black Holes

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the formation and evolution of black holes. Stellar-mass black holes are generally understood to be created in supernova explosions that mark the end of the life of a massive ... More


Black Hole Exotica

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter explores some of the predicted effects of black holes on people's lives and the possibility that they might someday be explored in fact as well as in fiction. These predicted effects ... More


Black Holes: Big Picture

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Gravity is the weakest interaction known in the Physics. Nevertheless it plays the leading role in astrophysics and cosmology. We discuss specific properties of gravity, explaining why it happens, ... More


What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Charles D. Bailyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe—both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for ... More


Introducing Black Holes: Event Horizons and Singularities

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This introductory chapter provides a background of black holes. The term “black hole” is not defined in a technical way and is used in different contexts to mean different things. The phrase itself ... More


Black Holes and All That Jazz

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This Chapter contains a review of many important aspects of modern black hole theory and its applications. It begins with a general definition of a (not‐necessary stationary) black hole and ... More


Beyond existence

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Gravity is responsible not only for the existence of stars and planets; it also creates the weirdest objects imaginable. A body with mass greater than 1.4 solar masses cannot remain a white dwarf and ... More


Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is a thorough and up‐to‐date introduction to black hole physics. It provides a modern and unified overview of all their aspects, physical, mathematical, astrophysical, classical, and ... More


EVOLVING BLACK HOLE SPACETIMES

Miguel Alcubierre

in Introduction to 3+1 Numerical Relativity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199205677
eISBN:
9780191709371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205677.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter considers the different issues associated with the numerical evolution of black hole spacetimes. These issues can be separated into three areas: 1) how to evolve black holes successfully ... More


Stellar-Mass Black Holes

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines stellar-mass black holes. The empirical study of black holes began in the 1960s with the discovery of quasars and the advent of X-ray astronomy. X-ray detectors could detect ... More


Supermassive Black Holes

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on supermassive black holes, which are sometimes abbreviated “SMBHs.” Stellar-mass black holes are clearly common consequences of stellar evolution, but they are not the only ... More


Black holes

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Black hole is an object so compact that it is inside its event horizon: a one-way surface through which particle and light can only traverse inward, and an exterior observer cannot receive any signal ... More


Rotating Black Holes

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The Chapter is devoted to rotating black holes, their properties, global structure, and study particle and light motion in their gravitational field. We introduce and explain notions of the horizon ... More


Accretion onto a Black Hole

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter explores the ways that accretion onto a black hole produces energy and radiation. As material falls into a gravitational potential well, energy is transformed from gravitational ... More


Detecting Blackholes through Gravitational Waves

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter looks at the detection of black holes through gravitational waves. While further improvements can be expected in the ability to detect and measure electromagnetic radiation, it is ... More


Do Intermediate-Mass Black Holes Exist?

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter addresses the existence of intermediate-mass black holes. There is powerful empirical evidence for two classes of black holes, namely, the stellar-mass black holes, with masses a few ... More


Classical and Quantum Fields near Black Holes

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This Chapter contains brief review of the theory of classical and quantum fields propagating in the black hole geometry. It includes such subjects as quasinormal modes and ringing radiation, ... More


Stationary Spacetimes and Black Holes

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

in General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230723
eISBN:
9780191710872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter presents the proofs of fundamental uniqueness theorems for complete stationary solutions of the vacuum, or electrovac, solutions of the Einstein equations. It studies the properties of ... More


Quantization of black holes

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity: Third Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199585205
eISBN:
9780191739378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585205.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter considers one of the main applications of quantum gravity - the quantization of black holes. Attention is mostly restricted to the simplest case of Schwarzschild black holes. Central ... More


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