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Central singularity in spherical collapse

Nolan, Brien C. (2000) Central singularity in spherical collapse. Physical Review D, 62 (4). 044015-1. ISSN 0556-2821

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The gravitational strength of the central singularity in spherically symmetric space-times is investigated. Necessary conditions for the singularity to be gravitationally weak are derived and it is shown that these are violated in a wide variety of circumstances. These conditions allow conclusions to be drawn about the nature of the singularity without having to integrate the geodesic equations. In particular, any geodesic with a nonzero amount of angular momentum that impinges on the singularity terminates in a strong curvature singularity.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:general relativity; quantum cosmology;
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Mathematical Sciences
Publisher:The American Physical Society
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Copyright Information:© 2000 The American Physical Society
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15648
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 11:17 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 10 Aug 2010 11:18

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