Black Holes and Accretion Efficiency

  • Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier
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Abstract

In general relativity one does not discuss a gravitational field, but one considers instead the way in which matter influences the geometry of space-time. Geometry is described by a metric, the way of measuring distances between two events in space-time.

Keywords

Black Hole Neutron Star Accretion Disk Proper Time Circular Orbit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier
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  1. 1.ISDC, Data Centre for Astrophysics University of GenevaVersoixSwitzerland

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