Bangs, crunches, whimpers, and shrieks : singularities and acausality in relativistic spacetimes

Author
Published
  • New York : Oxford University Press 1995
Physical description
1 online resource (270 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-280-45113-0
  • 9786610451135
  • 0-19-534464-2
  • 1-60256-632-1
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Ebrary eBook
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • 1. Introducing Spacetime Singularities and Acausalities -- 2. Defining, Characterizing, and Proving the Existence of Spacetime Singularities -- 3. Cosmic Censorship -- 4. Supertasks -- 5. The Big Bang and the Horizon Problem -- 6. Time Travel -- 7. Eternal Recurrence, Cyclic Time, and All That -- 8. Afterword.
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Related item
  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-19-509591-X
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0604/94049132-d.html
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • Explains the technical issues of general relativity theory and discusses how these issues bear upon philosophical problems about the nature of space and time, causality, and laws of nature. This book provides an overview of the technical literature as well as analytical commentary on its philosophical significance.

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