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|Title:||Issue of time in generally covariant theories and the Komar-Bergmann approach to observables in general relativity|
|Author:||Pons Ràfols, Josep Maria|
Salisbury, D. C.
|Keywords:||General relativity (Physics)|
Relativitat general (Física)
|Publisher:||The American Physical Society|
|Abstract:||Diffeomorphism-induced symmetry transformations and time evolution are distinct operations in generally covariant theories formulated in phase space. Time is not frozen. Diffeomorphism invariants are consequently not necessarily constants of the motion. Time-dependent invariants arise through the choice of an intrinsic time, or equivalently through the imposition of time-dependent gauge fixation conditions. One example of such a time-dependent gauge fixing is the Komar-Bergmann use of Weyl curvature scalars in general relativity. An analogous gauge fixing is also imposed for the relativistic free particle and the resulting complete set time-dependent invariants for this exactly solvable model are displayed. In contrast with the free particle case, we show that gauge invariants that are simultaneously constants of motion cannot exist in general relativity. They vary with intrinsic time.|
|Note:||Reproducció digital del document publicat en format paper, proporcionada per PROLA i http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.71.124012|
|It is part of:||Physical Review D, 2005, vol. 71, núm. 12, p. 124012-1-124012-16|
|Appears in Collections:||Articles publicats en revistes (Física Quàntica i Astrofísica)|
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