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Singularity of a black hole

  1. Jul 16, 2004 #1
    If a singularity is a point of infinite mass-density,
    this could mean there is a finite mass in zero volume or
    an infinite mass in a non-zero volume.Since a black hole does not have
    an infinite mass, does this mean it cannot have a singularity?
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2004
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  3. Jul 16, 2004 #2

    mathman

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    The singularity of a black hole is all its mass at one point (general relativity). However, quantum theory won't allow this, so nobody really knows what's going on.
     
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