American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 6-9
Received: Jan. 22, 2017;
Accepted: Feb. 3, 2017;
Published: Mar. 2, 2017
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Leon Francis Phillips, Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Interesting questions that arise in connection with the physics of black holes include the existence or non-existence of mathematical singularities in the physical universe, the rate at which an incoming particle can be observed to cross a black hole’s event horizon, the quantum mechanics of small particles inside a gravitational potential well, the rate of absorption of an incoming particle into the core of a black hole, the mechanism by which very high-energy particles can be emitted from a black hole’s potential well, and the nature of the interface between quantum mechanics and general relativity. The purpose of this Note is to suggest plausible answers to some of these questions. The discussion focuses on basic physics rather than mathematics, and quantum mechanics and general relativity are regarded as equally fundamental.
Leon Francis Phillips,
On Hybrid Wave Functions, Tidal Forces and Black Holes, American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Vol. 5, No. 1,
2017, pp. 6-9.
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