Astronomical Geometry – Some Mathematics of Black Holes
Chapters to be on the following topics:
2. Coordinates (eg, Spherical, Cylindrical)
3. Tensors, Connections and Metrics (can be split into two chapters if too large)
4. Apply to Black Holes
My supervisor outlined these chapters as a good spine for my research paper after I said I wanted to do it around black holes. I have never written a research paper before which is why I am getting help with this as the stress was getting too much. I don’t really know too well how you go about writing a research paper so I didn’t know what to put for stuff like the number of references so I will let you decide on a good amount. My supervisor also said to write it as if I was describing it to a house mate so the best thing for you is to probably write it as if you were describing it to someone of my level understanding of maths and physics. I have studied Maths with Physics for three years at university and know a lot of basic concepts but a lot of the stuff in this paper will be new to me; I have studied coordinates before but never touched on anything in chapters 3 and 4 so this stuff in the paper shouldn’t be too advanced. My supervisor also said this is a maths paper, not a physics paper, so it should include a good deal of mathematics, including worked examples and proofs, diagrams can also be included if necessary. Sorry for the large amount of information but I just want to make sure that it follows what I’ve been told. Please let me know if you have any further questions.