In general, how do you define the dimension of a singularity? E.g., we think of a Schwarzschild singularity as pointlike, so that its world-line is one-dimensional, and on a conformal diagram we represent it as a spacelike line, which seems to make sense.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In point-set topology, we have definitions of dimension like the Lebesgue covering dimension and the inductive dimension, but this doesn't seem to help in the case of a singularity, which isn't actually part of the manifold.

If you define a singularity by saying that a spacetime has a singularity if there are incomplete geodesics, then maybe you need to define the dimension of the singularity by saying something about the dimensionality of the set of incomplete geodesics...?

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# Defining the dimension of a singularity?

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