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Title

Horizons and Singularities in Static, Spherically Symmetric Spacetimes

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Foundations of Physics

Volume

25

Issue

5

Publication Date

1995

First Page

645

Last Page

679

DOI

10.1007/BF02059122

Abstract

We make a thorough study of the regions near finite-order metric-singularity boundaries of static, spherically symmetric spacetimes. After distinguishing curvature singularities from other types of metric breakdown, we examine the eigenvalues of the energy tensor near the singularities for positivity and energy dominance, find the causal class of the t-translation ("static") Killing field, and ascertain the presence or absence of timelike, null, and spacelike geodesic incompleteness for each spacetime. For a certain subclass of spacetimes, we also show the completeness of all timelike and spacelike curves despite the superficial failure of the metric.

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