Browsing Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy Graduate Theses by Author "Lake, Kayll"
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Analysis and Visualization of Exact Solutions to Einstein's Field Equations
Abdelqader, Majd (20131002)Einstein's field equations are extremely difficult to solve, and when solved, the solutions are even harder to understand. In this thesis, two analysis tools are developed to explore and visualize the curvature of spacetimes. ... 
Defining gravitational singularities in general relativity
Wurster, James Howard (20080722)Singularities have been a longstanding problem in general relativity. In all other fields of physics, singularities can be easily located and avoided; in general relativity, singularities have an impact on the creation ... 
On the influence of the cosmological constant on trajectories of light and associated measurements
Lebedev, Dmitri (20131001)In this thesis we review and build on the common methods used to analyze null geodesics in Schwarzschild de Sitter space. We present a general technique which allows ﬁnding measurable intersection angles of null trajectories ... 
The Volume of Black Holes
Ballik, William John Victor (20120606)The invariant fourvolume ($\mathcal V$) of a complete fourdimensional black hole (the volume of the spacetime at and interior to the horizon) diverges. However, if one considers the black hole resulting from the gravitational ...