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Q & A: Charge distribution of a black hole

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Most recent answer: 12/14/2013
Q:
Is a charge inside a black distributed uniformly or not? Where is it located? Can a charge move around inside the black hole? If charge distribution is measured from outside of black hole, does it fluctuate in time and space?
- Anonymous
A:

Hi Anything,

As you probably know the only observable quantities of a black hole are its mass, its angular momentum, and its charge. These quantities are stable.  You also know that in a conducting medium any excess charge will lie on its surface.   Since I have no idea whether or not the interior of a black hole has conductivity or not, I can't say anything about the internal charge distribution.

 

LeeH


(published on 12/14/2013)

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