Light rays and light cones

Hans Jürgen Borchers, Rathindra Nath Sen

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In this chapter we shall embark upon an axiomatization of Einstein-Weyl causality on a set M consisting of points in the sense of Euclidean geometry. Our aim is to investigate the mathematical consequences of Einstein-Weyl causality at the local level, and we therefore assume that M carries no prede fined mathematical structure. Causal structures have been investigated by other authors, but mainly on spaces which already carried other structures such as a manifold structure (the work of Kronheimer and Penrose is a notable exception). Two of these will be discussed in some detail in Chap. 10.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Implications of Einstein-Weyl Causality
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics
ISSN (Print)0075-8450

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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