terminal indecomposable past

terminal indecomposable past

[¦tər·mən·əl ‚in·di·kəm¦pōz·ə·bəl ′past]
(relativity)
A means of attaching a causal boundary to a space-time; it is the past of a future inextendible timelike curve. Abbreviated TIP.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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