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Hawking radiation Unless you have been hiding out in the jungles of New Guinea, you would have heard that in an extremely influential paper, Stephen Hawking, building on the earlier work of Jacob Bekenstein and others, and working in collaboration with Gary Gibbons, pointed out this purely classical argument needs to be amended when quantum effects are included: black holes evaporate and radiate particles. In fact, the temperature of the radiation, known as the Hawking temperature TH of the black hole, can be estimated by using dimensional analysis.

We have derived the Galilean law∗ for the addition of velocities: v =v+u (3) dv Differentiating again, we obtain the ball’s acceleration a = dv dt = dt = a. Since Newton’s law of motion F = ma involves acceleration, we conclude that Newtonian mechanics is invariant under the Galilean transformation, as Salviati told us. ∗ Which you can verify these days at any major airport with a moving sidewalk. 20 | Prelude Special relativity in one minute Special relativity can be simply summarized. ) Maxwell’s laws of electromagnetism turned out not to be invariant under the Galilean transformation.

But we tend to see in our mind’s eye the two parabolas y(x) in space, one for the hard drive and one for the lob, which look quite different, rather than the parabolas y(t) in spacetime, which have the same curvature. I learned this long ago from John Wheeler. and E¨ otv¨ os in 1885 and 4. Currently to one part in 1013. The modern round of experiments started with Lor´ continues with the E¨ ot-Wash experiment led by E. Adelberger in our days. 34 | I. From Newton to Riemann: Coordinates to Curvature 5.