Some near horizon studies onWeyl and Vaidya spacetimes

Gunasekaran Gnanam, Sharmila Dhevi (2015) Some near horizon studies onWeyl and Vaidya spacetimes. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis comprises some studies on the Weyl, Vaidya and Weyl distorted Schwarzschild (WDS) spacetimes. The main focal areas are : a) construction of near horizon metric(NHM) for WDS spacetime and subsequently a "stretched horizon" prescribed by the membrane formalism for black holes, b) application of membrane formalism and construction of stretched horizons for Vaidya spacetime and c) using the thin shell formalism to construct an asymptotically flat spacetime with a Weyl interior where the construction does not violate energy conditions. For a), a standard formalism developed in [1] has been used wherein the metric is expanded as a Taylor series in ingoing Gaussian null coordinates with the affine parameter as the expansion parameter. This expansion is used to construct a timelike "stretched horizon" just outside the true horizon to facilitate some membrane formalism studies, the theory for which was first introduced in [2]. b) applies the membrane formalism to Vaidya spacetime and also extends a part of the work done in [1] in which event horizon candidates were located perturbatively. Here, we locate stretched horizons in close proximity to every event horizon candidate located in [1]. c) is an attempt to induce Weyl distortions with a thin shell of matter in an asymptotically flat spacetime without violating energy conditions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 11954
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-69).
Keywords: weyl distortion, weyl spacetimes, near horizon metric, membrane formalism, stretched horizon, thin shell formalism, energy conditions, vaidya spacetime
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Mathematics and Statistics
Date: October 2015
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: General relativity (Physics)--Mathematics; Generalized spaces; Schwarzschild black holes--Mathematics

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