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    Black holes and Boyle’s law — the thermodynamics of the cosmological constant


    Dolan, Brian P. (2014) Black holes and Boyle’s law — the thermodynamics of the cosmological constant. Working Paper. arXiv.org.

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    Abstract

    When the cosmological constant, Ʌ, is interpreted as a thermodynamic variable in the study of black hole thermodynamics a very rich structure emerges. It is natural to interpret Ʌ as a pressure and define the thermo- dynamically conjugate variable to be the thermodynamic volume of the black hole (which need not bear any relation to the geometric volume). Recent progress in this new direction for black hole thermodynamics is reviewed.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keywords: Black holes; Boyle’s law; thermodynamics; cosmological constant;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 5930
    Identification Number: arXiv:1408.4023 [gr-qc]
    Depositing User: Dr. Brian Dolan
    Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2015 16:54
    Publisher: arXiv.org
    Refereed: Yes
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