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In Physics, singularity is a point at which a function takes an infinite value, especially in space-time when matter is infinitely dense, as at the center of a black hole.


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Undefined. We have precisely ZERO information about the singularity; in fact, the word "singularity" implies that we CANNOT know anything about it. The laws of physics, as we understand them, do not work in a singularity, so nothing can be said about it. If it helps you to visualize it, think of it as a black point in a dark universe.

A singularity is originally a mathematical term for a point at which an equation has no solution. In physics, it was proven that a large enough collapsing star would eventually become a black hole, so dense that its own gravity would cause a 'singularity' in the fabric of space-time, a point where many of the physics equations suddenly have no solution.Singularity has become, in physics, another name for a black hole, a compression of matter so dense, not even light can escape it.

A singularity, because it is a single point where the laws of physics no longer apply.

The "big bang" is very possible. Singularities are pure mathematical concepts ... they probably don't exist in reality.

since there can be no motion in a singularity, by ordinary thermodynamic definitions the temperature must be absolute zero. however as singularities produce contradictions in many laws of physics, ordinary thermodynamics may not apply.

All black holes have a singularity at their center. A singularity in a black hole is a location where the density of matter is infinite, at such a location physics equations give incomprehensible nonsense answers. (singularities occur in pure mathematics also, where for various reasons usable answers cannot be obtained from the equations: e.g. singular matrices)in Static and Charged black holes this singularity is an infinitesimal Rotating black holes this singularity is a rapidly spinning ring.

The first part of a black hole, the singularity, is the innermost part of a black hole. The singularity has infinite density and it defies all physics as we know it. The middle part is truly just a middle part, it pulls objects into the singularity but it truly does not do much. The edge of the middle is called the event horizon. The outermost part from is the ergosphere.

The term "singularity" is used in several contexts. In mathematics, this is the point at which the plot of the graph turns straight up or becomes discontinuous. In physics, a singularity is a point of transition, where the normal laws of physics would yield nonsensical results. In astronomy, an example of a "singularity" is the extremely dense center of a black hole, where the math we use to describe gravity suddenly does not make sense. (This is generally understood to mean that we really do not understand yet what is going on under these conditions. We'll figure it out eventually.) The other example in astronomy is the singularity at the start of the Universe in the Big Bang Theory. In philosophy, especially the philosophy of technology, the term "singularity" is used in a similar fashion; a time when the normal continuous path of human progress shifts abruptly. For example, the development of a brain-computer interface would cause a discontinuity in human development and evolution. This is sometimes referred to with the capital letter phrase "The Singularity". Author Ray Kurzweil has written a book "The Singularity Is Near" concerning this phenomenon.

One Group is the Singularity Institute.

The Production Budget for Singularity was $175,000,000.

The ISBN of The Singularity Is Near is 9780670033843.

I can't think of an instance. I'm pretty sure that they make sure that when they make it a law and no longer a theory, its because its 100% true all the time actually the point known as the singularity in a black hole is where laws of physics do break down at least with the current set of physical laws a new theory will have to be created to understand, express, and predict what happens and what will have happened at this singularity

No the singularity is at the core of the black hole.

Beyond Singularity has 288 pages.

The ISBN of Beyond Singularity is 978-0441013630.

Singularity Sky has 400 pages.

Singularity University was created in 2008-09.

The Singularity Is Near has 652 pages.

The singularity in a black hole is located at its centre.

Singularity - song - was created in 2010.

The singularity is the very middle of a black hole, where spacetime curvature is infinite. A singularity can be a single point (in a non-rotating black hole) or a ring (in a rotating black hole). A singularity also has an infinite density.

No, they are not the same. A singularity would be inside a black hole.

The ISBN of Singularity Sky is 0-441-01072-5.

In drawing a mathematical curve, the point of a sudden change is called a "singularity"; it means that the math at that point doesn't give an answer that makes sense.At our current understanding of physics, the math doesn't make sense for gravity that is so intense that not even light can escape. We cannot describe in mathematical terms what is going on there, and we use the term "event horizon" to denote that area of space around the singularity where we cannot calculate what is happening.The Bing Bang is also an area where the math doesn't seem to make sense; hence, a "singularity". But it isn't the same kind of singularity, or at least, we don't THINK it is the same.However, in a very real sense, they are the same; we're saying "I don't know". It would be nice if physics and math had all the answers - but it doesn't. There is more yet to learn that all that the human race has ever learned until now.

A singularity is a point in space-time in which matter and energy are infinitely dense, as at the center of a black hole or at the moment of the Big Bang.

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