Black Holes and Thermodynamics

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Wald, Robert M.;
(1997)
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Theory
    arxiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

We review the remarkable relationship between the laws of black hole mechanics and the ordinary laws of thermodynamics. It is emphasized that - in analogy with the laws of thermodynamics - the validity the laws of black hole mechanics does not appear to depend upon the ... View more
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