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Author Earman, John.
Title Bangs, crunches, whimpers, and shrieks : singularities and acausalities in relativistic spacetimes / John Earman.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

Author Earman, John.
Subject Space and time.
General relativity (Physics)
Singularities (Mathematics)
Description 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-245) and index.
Contents 1. Introducing Spacetime Singularities and Acausalities; 2. Defining, Characterizing, and Proving the Existence of Spacetime Singularities; 3. Cosmic Censorship; 4. Supertasks; 5. The Big Bang and the Horizon Problem; 6. Time Travel; 7. Eternal Recurrence, Cyclic Time, and All That; 8. Afterword; References; Index.
Summary Explains the technical issues of general relativity theory and discusses how these issues bear upon philosophical problems about the nature of space and time, causality, and laws of nature. This book provides an overview of the technical literature as well as analytical commentary on its philosophical significance.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1602566321
9781602566323
9780195344646 (electronic bk.)
0195344642 (electronic bk.)
019509591X
9780195095913
OCLC # 65223337
Additional Format Print version: Earman, John. Bangs, crunches, whimpers, and shrieks. New York : Oxford University Press, 1995 019509591X (DLC) 94049132 (OCoLC)31867384.


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