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TitleOn the existence of black holes in distorted Schwarzschild spacetime using marginally trapped surfaces
AuthorPilkington, Terry, 1981-
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011. Physics and Physical Oceanography
Paginationviii, 71 leaves : ill.
SubjectSchwarzschild black holes; Space and time; General relativity (Physics)
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Physics and Physical Oceanography
DisciplinePhysics and Physical Oceanography
NotesBibliography: leaves 69-71.
AbstractThe classical definition of a black hole in terms of an event horizon relies on global properties of the spacetime. Realistic black holes have matter distributions surrounding them, which negates the asymptotic flatness needed for an event horizon. Using the (quasi-)local concept of marginally trapped surfaces, we investigate the Schwarzschild spacetime distorted by an axisymmetric matter distribution. We determine that it is possible to locate a future outer trapping horizon for a given foliation within certain value ranges of multipole moments. Furthermore, we show that there are no marginally trapped surfaces for arbitrary values of the multipole moment magnitudes. -- Keywords: Schwarzschild; black hole; distorted spacetime; marginally trapped surface; future outer trapping horizon
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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