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What is a Singularity in Geometrized Newtonian Gravitation

Weatherall, James Owen (2013) What is a Singularity in Geometrized Newtonian Gravitation. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

I discuss singular spacetimes in the context of the geometrized formulation of Newtonian gravitation. I argue first that geodesic incompleteness is a natural criterion for when a model of geometrized Newtonian gravitation is singular, and then I show that singularities in this sense arise naturally in classical physics by stating and proving a classical version of the Raychaudhuri-Komar singularity theorem.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Weatherall, James Owenweatherj@uci.edu
Keywords: Singularities; Singularity Theorems; Geometrized-Newtonian Gravitation; Cosmology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: James Owen Weatherall
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 08:22
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 08:22
Item ID: 9925
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9925

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