Setting the Stage: Review of Previous Results

  • Sumanta ChakrabortyEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


In this chapter we will review some earlier results, which will be helpful for the later parts of the thesis. This includes some interesting results in general relativity, definition of Noether current and gravitational momentum etc. We have also reviewed Lanczos-Lovelock models of gravity as it will find extensive use in subsequent chapters. We have also provided a discussion on a particular coordinate system adapted to null surfaces, known as Gaussian Null Coordinates, which will be very useful for our thermodynamic considerations.


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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsIndian Association for the Cultivation of ScienceJadavpur, KolkataIndia

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