by P.K. Townsend
Publisher: arXiv 1997
Number of pages: 145
These notes were written to accompany a course taught in Part III of the Cambridge University Mathematical Tripos. From the table of contents: Gravitational Collapse; Schwarzschild Black Hole; Charged Black Holes; Rotating Black Holes; Energy and Angular Momentum; Black Hole Mechanics; Hawking Radiation.
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