# On the equations governing the perturbations of the Reissner–Nordström black hole

@article{Chandrasekhar1979OnTE, title={On the equations governing the perturbations of the Reissner–Nordstr{\"o}m black hole}, author={Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar}, journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences}, year={1979}, volume={365}, pages={453 - 465} }

- Published in Proceedings of the Royal…1979
DOI:10.1098/rspa.1979.0028

By considering suitable combinations of the Weyl scalars and the spin coefficients, the basic equations governing the perturbations of the Reissner-Nordstrom black hole, in the Newman-Penrose formalism, are decoupled; a fundamental pair of decoupled equations are obtained. It is then shown how this pair of decoupled equations can be transformed into one dimensional wave equations which are appropriate for describing the perturbations of odd and of even parity. A simple relation is obtained… CONTINUE READING