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    Where is the PdV term in the first law of black hole thermodynamics?


    Dolan, Brian P. (2012) Where is the PdV term in the first law of black hole thermodynamics? In: Open Questions in Cosmology. InTech. ISBN 978-953-51-0880-1

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    Abstract

    Traditional treatments of the first law of black hole thermodynamic s do not include a discussion of pressure and volume. We give an overview of re cent developments proposing a definition of volume that can be used to ex tend the first law to include these appropriately. New results are also pre senting relating to the critical point and the associated second order phas e transition for a rotating black-hole in four-dimensional space-time which is asy mptot- ically anti-de Sitter. In line with known results for a non-rotating cha rged black-hole, this phase transition is shown to be of Van der Waals type with mean field exponents

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: PdV term; black hole thermodynamics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 4242
    Depositing User: Dr. Brian Dolan
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 15:41
    Publisher: InTech
    Refereed: Yes
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