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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 271–277 | Cite as

On the Origin of Black-Hole Entropy

  • V. F. Mukhanov
Article

Abstract

A simple statistical interpretation of the origin of black hole entropy is presented. It is shown that this entropy can be understood as emerging as a result of missing information about the exact state of the matter from which the black hole was formed.

black holes Hawking radiation entropy 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Mukhanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Sektion PhysikLMUMunichGermany

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