Black holes and the second law

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. (1)

    C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne andJ. A. Wheeler:Gravitation (San Francisco, 1972).

  2. (2)

    For transcendence of the law of baryon conservation seeJ. D. Bekenstein:Phys. Rev. Lett.,28, 452 (1972);Phys. Rev. D,5, 1239 (1972) and to be published.

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. (3)

    R. Geroch:Colloquium at Princeton University (Dec. 1971).

  4. (5)

    D. Christodoulou:Phys. Rev. Lett.,25, 1596 (1970);D. Christodoulou andR. Ruffini:Phys. Rev. D,4, 3552 (1971).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. (6)

    S. W. Hawking:Phys. Rev. Lett.,26, 1344 (1971);Comm. Math. Phys.,25, 152 (1972).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. (8)

    J. D. Bekenstein: to be published.

  7. (9)

    M. Davis, R. Ruffini andJ. Tiomno:Phys. Rev. D, to be published (1972).

  8. (10)

    J. D. Bekenstein: Ph. D. Thesis, Princeton University (1972) (unpublished).

  9. (11)

    Ya. B. Zel'dovich andI. D. Novikov:Stars and Relativity (Chicago, 1972), p. 138.

  10. (12)

    J. A. Wheeler: a chapter inRelativity, Groups and Topology, cited byB. DeWitt andC. DeWitt (New York, 1965).

Download references

Author information



Additional information

Work supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. GP 30799 X.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Bekenstein, J.D. Black holes and the second law. Lett. Nuovo Cimento 4, 737–740 (1972).

Download citation