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Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

Abstract

This book is a thorough and up‐to‐date introduction to black hole physics. It provides a modern and unified overview of all their aspects, physical, mathematical, astrophysical, classical, and quantum. Black holes are the most intriguing objects in the Universe. For many years they have been considered just as interesting solutions of the General Relativity with a number of amusing mathematical properties. But now, after discovery of astrophysical black holes, the Einstein gravity has become a practical tool for their study. In this book we present the theory of black holes in the form which m ... More

Keywords: black holes, gravity, astrophysics, Hawking radiation, hidden symmetry, extra dimensions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199692293
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valeri P. Frolov, author
Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Andrei Zelnikov, author
Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada