Geodesic Incompleteness and Partially Covariant Gravity
We study the issue of length renormalization in the context of fully covariant gravity theories as well as non-relativistic ones such as Horava-Lifshitz gravity. The difference in their symmetry groups implies a relation among the lengths of paths in spacetime in the two types of theory. Provided that certain asymptotic conditions hold, this relation allows us to transfer analytic criteria for the standard spacetime length to be finite and the Perelman length to be likewise finite, and therefore formulate conditions for geodesic incompleteness in partially covariant theories. We also discuss implications of this result for the issue of singularities in the context of such theories.