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General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 919–944 | Cite as

Spacetime Embedding Diagrams for Black Holes

  • Donald Marolf
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Abstract

We show that the 1 + 1 dimensional reduction(i.e., the radial plane) of the Kruskal black hole canbe embedded in 2 + 1 Minkowski spacetime and discuss howfeatures of this spacetime can be seen from theembedding diagram. The purpose of this work iseducational: The associated embedding diagrams may beuseful for explaining aspects of black holes to studentswho are familiar with special relativity, but notgeneral relativity.

BLACK HOLES EMBEDDINGS 

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