Black Holes: the Event Horizon and Schwarzschild Radius


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What does the Schwarzschild radius depend on?

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1. Which of these objects would have the largest Schwarzschild radius?

2. The boundary between the black hole and the rest of the universe, where the escape velocity is just equal to the speed of light is the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Schwarzschild black holes are comprehensively described in this lesson. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to check your understanding of these black holes, dispel myths, and apply learned concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be sure that you can correctly answer questions on the following in order to pass this quiz:

  • Schwarzschild radius and what it depends on
  • Identifying an object with the largest Schwarzschild radius
  • The term for the boundary where escape velocity equals the speed of light
  • Definition of a Schwarzschild black hole
  • Determining how gravity is affected near a Schwarzschild radius as mass increases

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Schwarzschild radius
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about black holes in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Schwarzschild black hole and Schwarzschild radius
  • Problem solving - use what you've learned to solve a theoretical physics practice problem

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson titled Black Holes: the Event Horizon and Schwarzschild Radius takes a closer look at these physics concepts. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Review basic information about black holes
  • Identify characteristics of Schwarzschild black holes
  • Explain and understand the event horizon and Schwarzschild radius
  • Clarify facts about gravity in relation to black holes