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General Relativity 6 - The Star Called a Black Hole

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06080034

Abstract

The physical attributes of a black hole and what types of physical evidence astronomers use the locate them.
Learning Outcomes:

• What are the physical requirements for a star to become a black hole, and what properties of that star remain after the black hole is formed?
• The types of black holes, including: the Schwarzschild black hole, the Reissner-Nordström black hole, the Kerr black hole, and the Kerr-Newman black hole.
• What a traveller would experience if he orbited one of these more general black holes, or fell through to the singularity.