1. Newtonian Viewpoint
Consider a massive body with mass inside a ball of radius . The Schwarzschild radius is defined by
Based on the Newtonian theory, a particle of mass will be trapped inside the ball and cannot escape from the ball, if its kinetic energy, , is smaller than gravitational energy:
which implies that
In other words, if the radius of the ball is less than or equal to , then all particles inside the ball are permanently trapped inside the ball .
It is clear that the main results of the Newton theory of black holes are as follows:
- the radius of the black hole may be smaller than the Schwarzschild radius ,
- all particles inside the ball are permanently trapped inside the ball , and
- particles outside of a black hole can be sucked into the black hole .
2. Einstein-Schwarzschild Theory
Black-Holes are closed
Consequently the black hole enclosed by the event horizon is closed: Nothing gets inside a black hole, and nothing gets out of the black hole either.
Black holes are filled
We now demonstrate that black holes are filled. Suppose there is a body of matter field with mass trapped inside a ball of radius . Then on the vacuum region , the Schwarzschild solution would be valid, which leads to non-physical imaginary time and nonphysical imaginary distance:
Also, when , the TOV metric is given by
This observation clearly demonstrates that the black is filled. In fact, we have proved the following black hole theorem:
Blackhole Theorem (Ma-Wang, 2014) Assume the validity of the Einstein theory of general relativity, then the following assertions hold true:
- black holes are closed: matters can neither enter nor leave their interiors,
- black holes are innate: they are neither born to explosion of cosmic objects, nor born to gravitational collapsing, and
- black holes are filled and incompressible, and if the matter field is non-homogeneously distributed in a black hole, then there must be sub-blackholes in the interior of the black hole.
This theorem leads to drastically different view on the structure and geometry of black holes than the classical theory of black holes.
3. Singularity at is physical
A basic mathematical requirement for a partial differential equation system on a Riemannian manifold to generate correct mathematical results is that the local coordinate system that is used to express the system must have no singularity.
The Schwarzschild solution is derived from the Einstein equations under the spherical coordinate system, which has no singularity for . Consequently, the singularity of the Schwarzschild solution at must be intrinsic to the Einstein equations, and is not caused by the particular choice of the coordinate system. In other words, the singularity at is real and physical.
4. Mistakes of the classical view
Many writings on modern theory of black holes have taken a wrong viewpoint that the singularity at is the coordinate singularity, and is non-physical. This mistake can be viewed in the following two aspects:
A. Mathematically forbidden coordinate transformations are used. Classical transformations such as e.g. those by Eddington and Kruskal are singular, and therefore they are not valid for removing the singularity at the Schwarzschild radius. Consider for example, the Kruskal coordinates involving
This coordinate transformation is singular at , since becomes infinity when .
It is mathematically clear that by using singular coordinate transformations, any singularity can be either removed or created at will.
In fact, many people did not realize that what is hidden in the wrong transformations is that all the deduced new coordinate systems, such as the Kruskal coordinates, are themselves singular at :
all the coordinate systems, such as the Kruskal and Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates, that are derived by singular coordinate transformations, are singular and are mathematically forbidden.
B. Confirmation bias. Another likely reason for the perception that a black hole attracts everything nearby is the fixed thinking (confirmation bias) of Newtonian black hole picture. In their deep minds, people wanted to have the attraction, as produced by the Newtonian theory, and were trying to find the needed “proofs” for what they believe.
In summary, the classical theory of black holes is essentially the Newton theory of black holes. The correct theory, following the Einstein theory of relativity, is given in the black hole theorem above.