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Is there any accessible reference to singularity theorems?

  1. Dec 1, 2015 #1
    I've read Hawking's introduction: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9409195v1, which are nice. I would like something that explains the other singularity theorems and how they are related to Big Bang. I've tried reading Hawking & Ellis but I can't understand most of the definitions.
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2015 #2

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    By "accessible" do you mean understandable without a lot of prerequisite knowledge, as opposed to accessible online and not paywalled?
     
  4. Dec 1, 2015 #3
    Yes. Motivating definitions, physical intuition, etc. But it doesn't have totally rigorous.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2015 #4

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    Although the main text of Hawking and Ellis is a pretty heavy slog, IIRC there is a very nice preview of the singularity theorems near the beginning of the book, which offered a pretty geometrically transparent argument.
     
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