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General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 12, Issue 12, pp 1029–1034 | Cite as

General tachyon absorption by Kerr-Newman black holes: Thermodynamic consequences

  • J. G. Shanks
Research Articles

Abstract

Following the analyses of B. Carter and J. V. Narlikar, the nature of the incomplete, spacelike trajectories about a charged, rotating black hole is described. The study concentrates on those paths which a charged tachyon would follow, incident from off the equatorial plane (on whichθ=π/2). The effect of the absorption upon the black hole is calculated and it is concluded that forπiπ/2 only certain charged tachyons will reduce its entropy. However, a sustained bombardment by such particles could cause the singularity to be exposed.

Keywords

Entropy Black Hole Differential Geometry Equatorial Plane Thermodynamic Consequence 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Shanks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege Park

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