The Physics of Black Holes
In this chapter we mainly study the Schwarzschild black holes, uncharged nonrotating black holes. After 1995 new observational capabilities led us to a new golden age of research on black holes. We learned that the actual behavior of black holes is far more interesting than astrophysicists had imagined. This new information forced them to reexamine many of their tacit assumptions. It is beyond the scope of this book to study all the new exciting developments. Only super massive black holes will be discussed; these may be the central engines of active galaxies.
KeywordsBlack Hole Neutron Star Event Horizon Surface Gravity World Line
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