Differential Geometry and Relativity Theory

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Author: Richard L. Faber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824717490

Category: Mathematics

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Evolution of Black Holes in Anti-de Sitter Spacetime and the Firewall Controversy

Author: Yen Chin Ong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662482703

Category: Science

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This thesis focuses on the recent firewall controversy surrounding evaporating black holes, and shows that in the best understood example concerning electrically charged black holes with a flat event horizon in anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetime, the firewall does not arise. The firewall, which surrounds a sufficiently old black hole, threatens to develop into a huge crisis since it could occur even when spacetime curvature is small, which contradicts general relativity. However, the end state for asymptotically flat black holes is ill-understood since their curvature becomes unbounded. This issue is avoided by working with flat charged black holes in AdS. The presence of electrical charge is crucial since black holes inevitably pick up charges throughout their long lifetime. These black holes always evolve toward extremal limit, and are then destroyed by quantum gravitational effects. This happens sooner than the time required to decode Hawking radiation so that the firewall never sets in, as conjectured by Harlow and Hayden. Motivated by the information loss paradox, the author also investigates the possibility that “monster” configurations might exist, with an arbitrarily large interior bounded by a finite surface area. Investigating such an object in AdS shows that in the best understood case, such an object -- much like a firewall -- cannot exist.
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521192250

Category: Mathematics

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The new standard reference on mathematical functions, replacing the classic but outdated handbook from Abramowitz and Stegun. Includes PDF version.
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Stochastic versus Deterministic Systems of Differential Equations

Author: G. S. Ladde,M. Sambandham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203027028

Category: Mathematics

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This peerless reference/text unfurls a unified and systematic study of the two types of mathematical models of dynamic processes-stochastic and deterministic-as placed in the context of systems of stochastic differential equations. Using the tools of variational comparison, generalized variation of constants, and probability distribution as its methodological backbone, Stochastic Versus Deterministic Systems of Differential Equations addresses questions relating to the need for a stochastic mathematical model and the between-model contrast that arises in the absence of random disturbances/fluctuations and parameter uncertainties both deterministic and stochastic.
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