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Title: Towards an anomaly-free quantum dynamics for a weak coupling limit of Euclidean gravity
Authors: Tomlin, Casey
Varadarajan, Madhavan
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2013
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review D, 2013, Vol.87, p044039
Abstract: The GNewton→0 limit of Euclidean gravity introduced by Smolin is described by a generally covariant U(1)3 gauge theory. The Poisson-bracket algebra of its Hamiltonian and diffeomorphism constraints is isomorphic to that of gravity. Motivated by recent results in parametrized field theory and by the search for an anomaly-free quantum dynamics for loop quantum gravity, the quantum Hamiltonian constraint of density weight 4/3 for this U(1)3 theory is constructed so as to produce a nontrivial loop quantum gravity type representation of its Poisson brackets through the following steps. First, the constraint at finite triangulation and the commutator between a pair of such constraints are constructed as operators on the “charge” network basis. Next, the continuum limit of the commutator is evaluated with respect to an operator topology defined by a certain space of “vertex smooth” distributions. Finally, the operator corresponding to the Poisson bracket between a pair of Hamiltonian constraints is constructed at finite triangulation in such a way as to generate a “generalized” diffeomorphism and its continuum limit is shown to agree with that of the commutator between a pair of finite-triangulation Hamiltonian constraints. Our results, in conjunction with the recent work of Henderson, Laddha and Tomlin in a (2+1)-dimensional context, constitute the necessary first steps toward a satisfactory treatment of the quantum dynamics of this model.
Description: open Access.
ISSN: 1550-7998
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Copyright: 2013 American Physical Society
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