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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


Black holes

Steven Carlip

in General Relativity: A Concise Introduction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198822158
eISBN:
9780191861215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822158.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 3 used the Schwarzschild metric to obtain predictions for the Solar System. In this chapter, that metric is derived as the unique static, spherically symmetric solution of the vacuum Einstein ... More


General relativistic time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the transition from special relativistic (Minkowski) spacetime to general relativistic spacetimes. It reviews the concept of timelike, spacelike, and null (or lightlike) vector ... More


Extensions, conformal 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/9780198855415.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In this chapter we present a systematic approach to extensions of spacetimes, as needed to construct black-hole spacetimes. On the way we introduce the conformal diagrams, which are a useful tool for ... More


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