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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


An introduction to black holes

Piotr T. Chruściel

in Geometry of Black Holes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198855415
eISBN:
9780191889233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855415.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In this chapter the basics of the geometry of stationary black-hole spacetimes are presented. We start in Section 4.1 with a brief review of astrophysical black holes. We continue in Section 4.2 with ... 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


Projection diagrams

Piotr T. Chruściel

in Geometry of Black Holes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198855415
eISBN:
9780191889233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855415.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In this chapter we show that one can usefully represent classes of non-spherically symmetric geometries in terms of two-dimensional diagrams, called projection diagrams, using an auxiliary ... More


Further selected solutions

Piotr T. Chruściel

in Geometry of Black Holes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198855415
eISBN:
9780191889233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855415.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In previous chapters we presented the key notions associated with stationary black-hole spacetimes, as well as the minimal set of metrics needed to illustrate the basic features of the world of black ... More


The Kerr solution

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

in Relativity in Modern Physics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0048
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter covers the Kerr metric, which is an exact solution of the Einstein vacuum equations. The Kerr metric provides a good approximation of the spacetime near each of the many rotating black ... More


Geometry of Black Holes

Piotr T. Chruściel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198855415
eISBN:
9780191889233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855415.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

There exists a large scientific literature on black holes, including many excellent textbooks of various levels of difficulty. However, most of these prefer physical intuition to mathematical rigour. ... More


Black Holes

David M. Wittman

in The Elements of Relativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Black holes seem like something out of science fiction, but they are real. Now that we understand the relevant properties of gravity we can separate fact from fiction. We start by defining black ... More


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