The breaking of symmetries of light ray wavefronts on the Kerr and Schwarzschild black hole solutions is examined. Using a newly created software platform, a detailed simulation of a wavefront of light interacting with a rotating black hole was explored. This was done by solving a set of ten ordinary differential equations, then implementing them computationally using the Runge-Kutta method. Using this obtained data, we compare how wavefronts of light behave in the Kerr metric as compared to the Schwarzschild solutions.
Thomas Kling (Thesis Director)
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Original document was submitted as an Honors Program requirement. Copyright is held by the author.
Grotzke, Eric. (2017). The Influence of Rotation on Black Hole Wavefronts. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 228. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/228
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