globally hyperbolic

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globally hyperbolic

[¦glō·bə·lē ‚hī·pər′bäl·ik]
(relativity)
Property of a space-time M that satisfies certain causality conditions ensuring that the solution to the wave equation for a delta function source at a point p in M is unique and vanishes outside the causal future of p.
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He begins by reviewing the background from the theory of partial differential equations and in geometry, global hyperbolicity, and uniqueness before moving on to general relativity and then pathologies and strong cosmic censorship.
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