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Strengths of singularities in spherical symmetry

Nolan, Brien C. (1999) Strengths of singularities in spherical symmetry. Physical Review D, 60 (2). 024014-1-024014-9. ISSN 0556-2821

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Abstract

Covariant equations characterizing the strength of a singularity in spherical symmetry are derived and several models are investigated. The difference between central and non-central singularities is emphasized. A slight modification to the definition of singularity strength is suggested. The gravitational weakness of shell crossing singularities in collapsing spherical dust is proven for timelike geodesics, closing a gap in the proof.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:general relativity; quantum cosmology;
Subjects:Mathematics
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Mathematical Sciences
Publisher:The American Physical Society
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.60.024014
Copyright Information:© 1999 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:15649
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 11:32 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 10 Aug 2010 11:32

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