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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


The physics of black holes I

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/9780198786399.003.0049
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes two physical processes related to the Schwarzschild and Kerr solutions which can be induced by the gravitational field of a black hole. The first is the Penrose process, which ... More


Self-gravitation and negative heat capacity

Andrew M. Steane

in Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788560
eISBN:
9780191830426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.003.0026
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The basic thermodynamics of self-gravitating systems is explained. First the virial theorem is introduced, and it is shown that a gravitating cloud bound by its own gravity is unstable, and each ... More


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