Some considerations on branching areas of time

In this paper we show that properties of non-linear time structures have not been studied enough. Axioms forcing the existence of a branching point in a branching area of a structure are presented for various classes of structures. We show also that the classical Dedekind continuity axiom does not work well in non-linear structures and we suggest stronger versions. Finally, some interdependencies between the axioms presented are proved.
Keywords time points  partial order  time structures  branching point  continuity
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DOI 10.1023/A:1008229020082
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