causal curve

causal curve

[¦kȯz·əl ′kərv]
(relativity)
A curve in space-time that is nowhere spacelike.
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absence of closed, causal curves, compactness of sets containing all (future-pointing) causal curves from p to q, etc.
C(p, q) is the set of continuous, future-directed causal curves from p to q.
Here one needs a subtheory of limits of sequences of causal curves, developed in O'Neill [1983] as 'quasi-limits' (pp.