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Horizons

  • Valerio Faraoni
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 907)

Abstract

This chapter reviews standard tools used in the analysis of horizon and black hole physics, most notably the congruences of null geodesics crossing a horizon. Rindler, event, Killing, apparent, trapping, dynamical, and other horizons are defined, as well as the Kodama vector (in spherical symmetry) and various notions of surface gravity.

Keywords

Black Hole Event Horizon Spherical Symmetry Apparent Horizon Killing Vector 
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  • Valerio Faraoni
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentBishop’s UniversitySherbrookeCanada

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