Mathematical implications of EinsteinWeyl causality
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 HansJürgen Borchers, Rathindra Nath Sen.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2006.
 Physical description
 xii, 189 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
 Series
 Lecture notes in physics 709.
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Borchers, HansJürgen, 1926
 Contributor
 Sen, Rathindra Nath.
Contents/Summary
 Contents

 Introduction. Geometrical Structures on SpaceTime. Light Rays and Light Cones. Local Structure and Topology. Homogeneity Properties. Order and Uniformizability. Spaces With Complete Light Rays. Consequences of Order Completeness. The Cushion Problem. Related Works. Concluding Remarks.
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 The present monographical set of notes is a first systematic attempt at answering the following fundamental question: What mathematical structures does EinsteinWeyl causality impose on a pointset that has no other previous structure defined on it? The author first proposes an axiomatization of the physics inspired notion of EinsteinWeyl causality and investigating the consequenes in terms of possible topological spaces. The mathematical level required of the reader is that of the graduate student conversant in mathematical physics. For physicists interested in applications, the most significant result is that the notion of causality can effectively be extended to discontinuum.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Causality (Physics)
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2006
 Series
 Lecture notes in physics, 00758450 ; 709
 Note
 Also available on the World Wide Web.
 ISBN
 3540376801
 9783540376804
 364207233X
 9783642072338