Spaces of paths and the path topology

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Abstract

The natural topology on the space of causal paths of a space-time depends on the topology chosen on the space-time itself. Here we consider the effect of using the path topology on space-time instead of the manifold topology, and its consequences for how properties of space-time are reflected in the structure of the space of causal paths.

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The following article appeared in Low, RJ 2016, 'Spaces of paths and the path topology' Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol 57, 092503 and may be found at https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4963144
Original languageEnglish
Article number092503
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Volume57
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Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2016

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The following article appeared in Low, RJ 2016, 'Spaces of paths and the path topology' Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol 57, 092503 and may be found at https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4963144

Keywords

  • Spacetime topology
  • Differential topology
  • Geodesy
  • Manifolds
  • Causal structure

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