What is a Singularity in Geometrized Newtonian Gravitation

Publication Year:
2013
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9925
Author(s):
Weatherall, James Owen
conference paper description
I discuss singular spacetimes 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.