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On the Possibility of Supertasks in General Relativity

Manchak, John Byron (2009) On the Possibility of Supertasks in General Relativity. [Preprint]


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Malament-Hogarth spacetimes are the sort of models within general relativity that seem to allow for the possibility of supertasks. There are various ways in which these spacetimes might be considered physically problematic. Here, we examine these criticisms and investigate the prospect of escaping them.

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Item Type: Preprint
Manchak, John Byron
Additional Information: Forthcoming in *Foundations of Physics*.
Keywords: Supertasks, Computation, Malament-Hogarth spacetimes
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computation/Information > Classical
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: John Byron Manchak
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:18
Item ID: 5020

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