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Black Hole Physics : NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES C: MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES - Venzo de Sabbata

Black Hole Physics

NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES C: MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

By: Venzo de Sabbata (Editor), Zhenjiu Zhang (Editor)

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The basic subjects and main topics covered by this book are: (1) Physics of Black Holes (classical and quantum); (2) Thermodynamics, entropy and internal dynamics; (3) Creation of particles and evaporation; (4) Mini black holes; (5) Quantum mechanics of black holes in curved spacetime; (6) The role of spin and torsion in the black hole physics; (7) Equilibrium geometry and membrane paradigm; (8) Black hole in string and superstring theory; (9) Strings, quantum gravity and black holes; (10) The problem of singularity; (11) Astrophysics of black holes; (12) Observational evidence of black holes. The book reveals the deep connection between gravitational, quantum and statistical physics and also the importance of black hole behaviour in the very early universe. An important new point discussed concerns the introduction of spin in the physics of black holes, showing its central role when correctly put into the Einstein equations through the geometric concept of torsion, with the new concept of a time-temperature uncertainty relation, minimal time, minimal entropy, quantization of entropy and the connection of black hole with wormholes. Besides theoretical aspects, the reader will also find observational evidence for black holes in active galactic nuclei, in binary X-ray sources and in supernova remnants. The book will thus interest physicists, astronomers, and astrophysicists at different levels of their career who specialize in classical properties, quantum processes, statistical thermodynamics, numerical collapse, observational evidence, general relativity and other related problems.

Preface
Physics of Black Holes: Classical. Quantum and Astrophysicalp. 1
Black Holes and Thermodynamicsp. 55
Thermodynamics and Black Holesp. 99
Thermodynamics and Internal Dynamics of Black Holes: some recent developmentsp. 147
Black-Hole Thermodynamics, Mass-Inflation, and Evaporationp. 185
The central role of Spin in Black Hole Evaporationp. 225
Mechanics and Equilibrium Geometry of Black Holes, Membranes, and Stringsp. 283
String Quantum Gravity and Black Holesp. 359
Scattering Matrix for a Quantized Black Holep. 381
Possible Multi-Explosions of Supernovae and Induced Gravitational Collapsep. 403
Concluding Remarksp. 417
Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9780792316794
ISBN-10: 0792316797
Series: NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES C: MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 31st March 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.91