3 years ago

The representation of spacetime through steep time functions.

E. Minguzzi

In a recent work I showed that the family of smooth steep time functions can be used to recover the order, the topology and the (Lorentz-Finsler) distance of spacetime. In this work I present the main ideas entering the proof of the (smooth) distance formula, particularly the product trick which converts metric statements into causal ones. The paper ends with a second proof of the distance formula valid in globally hyperbolic Lorentzian spacetimes

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.00076

DOI: arXiv:1711.00076v1

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