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Determinism in space-time

  • Folkert Müller-Hoissen
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Abstract

Generalizing a definition given by Budic and Sachs we define the set θ (M) of deterministic points of a space-timeM, and show that θ(M) ≠ Ø implies thatM admits compact achronal slices. Further we give a new characterization of space-times with θ(M)=M. The relation between determinism, existence of particle horizons, and visible Cauchy surfaces is investigated.

Keywords

Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Cauchy Surface Deterministic Point 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Folkert Müller-Hoissen
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  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenWest Germany

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