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Classical and Quantum Fields near Black Holes

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199692293
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0009
Classical and Quantum Fields near Black Holes

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This Chapter contains brief review of the theory of classical and quantum fields propagating in the black hole geometry. It includes such subjects as quasinormal modes and ringing radiation, separation of variables in the Kerr spacetime and hidden symmetries, Hawking effect and quantum evaporation of black holes, quantum fields in the Rindler frame and the Unruh effect. We formulate and discuss four laws of the black hole thermodynamics. At the end of the Chapter we briefly discuss higher dimension generalizations.

Keywords: Hawking radiation; quasinormal modes; Unruh effect; black hole thermodynamics

Chapter.  25824 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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