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Black hole thermodynamics

  title={Black hole thermodynamics},
  author={Simon F Ross},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • S. Ross
  • Published 22 February 2005
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
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