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Lorentzian Manifolds

  • Frank PfäffleEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 786)

Abstract

In this chapter some basic notions from Lorentzian geometry will be reviewed. In particular causality relations will be explained, Cauchy hypersurfaces and the concept of global hyperbolic manifolds will be introduced. Finally the structure of globally hyperbolic manifolds will be discussed. More comprehensive introductions can be found in [1] and [2].

Keywords

Minkowski Space Hyperbolic Manifold Warped Product Lorentzian Manifold Timelike Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Mathematik, Universität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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