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Entropy 2007, 9(4), 169-185; doi:10.3390/e9040169

Geometric Entropy of Self-Gravitating Systems

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Received: 30 April 2007 / Accepted: 12 September 2007 / Published: 29 November 2007
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Abstract: We shall review different approaches to the entropy of self-gravitating systems inGeneral Relativity. Then we shall discuss in detail the macroscopic approach based on a la `Clausius point of view. Recent developments will be reviewed discussing the aims as well asthe assumptions which the framework is based on.
Keywords: Entropy; Self-Gravitating Systems; Black-Holes. Entropy; Self-Gravitating Systems; Black-Holes.
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Fatibene, L.; Ferraris, M.; Francaviglia, M.; Mercadante, S. Geometric Entropy of Self-Gravitating Systems. Entropy 2007, 9, 169-185.

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Fatibene L, Ferraris M, Francaviglia M, Mercadante S. Geometric Entropy of Self-Gravitating Systems. Entropy. 2007; 9(4):169-185.

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Fatibene, Lorenzo; Ferraris, Marco; Francaviglia, Mauro; Mercadante, Silvio. 2007. "Geometric Entropy of Self-Gravitating Systems." Entropy 9, no. 4: 169-185.

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