Accession Number : AD0718957

Title :   The Quantum Bianchi Identities and Field Equations for General Relativity,

Corporate Author : NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Russo,M.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : By invoking the physical symmetry of coordinate invariance for the matter-free gravitational field, the contracted quantum Bianchi identities are derived from a family of Hermitian Lagrangians which are the quantum analogues of the Palatini Lagrangian. It is further shown that these gauge variational techniques yield a set of necessary conditions that determine whether the quantum field equations and contracted Bianchi identities contain purely quantum structures of order (Plancks constant/2pi) squared which possess no quantum analogues. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELATIVITY THEORY, QUANTUM THEORY), FIELD THEORY, INVARIANCE, GROUPS(MATHEMATICS), TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRALS

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE