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Title: Homogeneous (2 + 1)-dimensional gravity in the Ashtekar formulation
Authors: Fernando, J.
Barbero, G.
Varadarajan, Madhavan
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Nuclear Physics B, 1995, Vol.456, p355-376
Abstract: The constraint hypersurfaces defining the Witten and Ashtekar formulations for 2+1 gravity are very different. In particular the constraint hypersurface in the Ashtekar case is not a manifold but consists of several sectors that intersect each other in a complicated way. The issue of how to define a consistent dynamics in such a situation is then rather non-trivial. We discuss this point by working out the details in a simplified (finite dimensional) homogeneous reduction of 2+1 gravity in the Ashtekar formulation.
Description: Restricted Access. An open-access version is available at arXiv.org (one of the alternative locations)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/4610
ISSN: 0550-3213
Alternative Location: http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9507044
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(98)00500-8
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1995NuPhB.456..355F
Copyright: 1995, Elsevier
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