Black Holes

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Alfred Weigert
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


Black holes (BH) represent the ultimate degree of compactness to which a stellar configuration can evolve. Having already called the neutron star a strange object, one cannot help labelling BH as weird. From the many fascinating aspects that are accessible via the full mathematical procedure (cf. MISNER, THORNE, WHEELER, 1973; SHAPIRO, TEUKOLSKY, 1983; CHANDRASEKHAR, 1983) we will indicate only a few points, showing that this is really a final stage of evolution, not just another late late phase. We limit the description to non-rotating BH without charge.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
    • 1
  • Alfred Weigert
  1. 1.GöttingenGermany

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