Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Rindler Horizon - Greg Egan

"This web page was inspired by a discussion on the Usenet group sci.physics.research entitled “The Black Fishing Hole”, in which Edward Green asked for an account of precisely what would happen if someone lowered an object through a black hole's horizon on a fishing line. I gave a reply describing a slightly different, but related, scenario: that of a constantly accelerating observer in flat spacetime trailing an object behind them. Darryl McCullough made the connection explicit, pointing out that a first-order approximation of the Schwarzschild metric near a black hole's horizon gives a coordinate system for flat spacetime describing just such a class of observers."

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