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This presentation describes the problems associated with Newton's theory of gravity and then briefly outlines the key features of Einstein's theory of general relativity. The remainder of the notes focus on black holes: their definition, properties, and most importantly how they are observed in nature. Finally it describes why black holes are so important to theoretical physicists, and in what sense they are posing riddles whose resolution will point the way to a viable theory of quantum gravity.
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Astronomy
- Stars
= Black Holes
Relativity
- General Relativity
= Black Holes
- Miscellaneous
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Keywords:
black holes, general relativity, quantum gravity
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Metadata instance created March 11, 2004 by Kara Lehman
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Kunstatter, G. (2002, April 24). Black Holes. Retrieved November 1, 2014, from http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/users/gabor/black_holes/
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