The causal structure of singularities

  • Hans-Jürgen Seifert
Chapter V. Riemannian Spaces — General Relativity
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 570)


Two definitions of singularities are proposed which include breakdown of continuity and of causality as well as incompleteness. Some hypotheses about the causal relation between singularities in gravitational collapse and the outside region are discussed.


Black Hole Event Horizon Ideal Point Gravitational Collapse Curvature Singularity 
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  • Hans-Jürgen Seifert
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  1. 1.Hochschule der Bundeswehr HamburgGermany

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