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Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198786399

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198786399.001.0001

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The physics of black holes I

The physics of black holes I

(p.492) 9 The physics of black holes I
Relativity in Modern Physics

Nathalie Deruelle

Jean-Philippe Uzan

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes two physical processes related to the Schwarzschild and Kerr solutions which can be induced by the gravitational field of a black hole. The first is the Penrose process, which suggests that rotating black holes are large energy reservoirs. Next is superradiance, which is the first step in the study of black-hole stability. The study of the stability of black holes involves the linearization of the Einstein equations about the Schwarzschild or Kerr solution. As this chapter shows, the equations of motion for perturbations of the metric are wave equations. The problem then is to determine whether or not these solutions are bounded.

Keywords:   black holes, gravitational field, Penrose process, superradiance, black-hole stability, Schwarzschild solution, Kerr solution

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