The Thermodynamics of Black Holes

Robert M. Wald  
Enrico Fermi Institute and Department of Physics
University of Chicago
5640 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637-1433, U.S.A.

'External link'http://physics.uchicago.edu/research/areas/general_relativity.html

Abstract

We review the present status of black hole thermodynamics. Our review includes discussion of classical black hole thermodynamics, Hawking radiation from black holes, the generalized second law, and the issue of entropy bounds. A brief survey also is given of approaches to the calculation of black hole entropy. We conclude with a discussion of some unresolved open issues.


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