On the final state of spherical gravitational collapse

  title={On the final state of spherical gravitational collapse},
  author={A. Mitra},
  journal={Foundations of Physics Letters},
  • A. Mitra
  • Published 2002
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics Letters
  • Following our recent finding [1] that, for the final state of continued spherical gravitational collapse of sufficiently massive bodies, the final gravitational mass of the fluidMƒ → 0, we show that for a physical fluid the eventual value of 2Mƒ/Rƒ → 1 rather than 2Mƒ/Rƒ2Mƒ/Rƒ< 1 (the speed of light c = 1 and the gravitational constantG = 1), indicating the approach to a zero-mass black hole. We also point out that, as the final state is approached, the curvature components tend to blow up… CONTINUE READING
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