What is a singularity in geometrized Newtonian gravitation?
- Author(s): Weatherall, JO
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Published Web Locationhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1308.1722
© 2014 by the Philosophy of Science Association. All rights reserved. I discuss singular space-times in the context of the geometrized formulation of Newtonian gravitation. I argue first that geodesic incompleteness is a natural criterion for when a model of geometrized Newtonian gravitation is singular, and then I show that singularities in this sense arise naturally in classical physics by stating and proving a classical version of the Raychaudhuri-Komar singularity theorem.