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Can anyone explain to me why they know the answer is standing waves, and what do they mean when they say they "fit" inside the black hole??

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Can anyone explain to me why they know the answer is standing waves, and what do they mean when they say they "fit" inside the black hole??

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Hummm I think they mean electromagnetic waves particles such as photons are not able to leave the black hole since even at the speed of light it cannot escape the tremendous gravity. For the fitting, I have at the moment no idea.

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Since information cannot escape from a black hole, waves themselves may not escape from a black hole. The event horizon (i.e. the boundary of the black hole) must therefore be fixed at zero for all time.

The solution to such problems is a standing wave, as any 'non' standing wave violates this boundary condition.

Claude.

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That makes things much clearer. Thanks Calude Bile.

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The singularity itself is a different matter.

Claude.

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