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Author Hawking, S. W. ♦ King, A. R. ♦ McCarthy, P. J.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword Physics (Theoretical)-Gravitation & General Relativity ♦ GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY- RIEMANN SPACE ♦ SPACE-TIME- TOPOLOGY ♦ METRICS ♦ MINKOWSKI SPACE
Abstract A new topology is proposed for strongly causal space--times. Unlike the standard manifold topology (which merely characterizes continuity properties), the new topology determines the causal, differential, and conformal structures of space--time. The topology is more appealing, physical, and manageable than the topology previously proposed by Zeeman for Minkowski space. It thus seems that many calculations involving the above structures may be made purely topological. (AIP)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1976-02-01
Publisher Department Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
Publisher Place United States
Journal J. Math. Phys.
Organization Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England


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