Gravitation and Electrodynamics over SO(3,3)
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- Lunsford, D.R. International Journal of Theoretical Physics (2004) 43: 161. doi:10.1023/B:IJTP.0000028858.08167.81
In a series of papers, an approach to field theory is developed in which matter appears by interpreting source-free (homogeneous) fields over a 6-dimensional space of signature (3,3), as interacting (inhomogeneous) fields in space-time. The extra dimensions are given a physical meaning as “coordinatized matter.” The inhomogeneous energy-momentum relations for the interacting fields in space-time are automatically generated by the simple homogeneous relations in 6-d. We then develop a Weyl geometry over SO(3,3) as base, under which gravity and electromagnetism are essentially unified via an irreducible 6-calibration invariant Lagrange density and corresponding variational principle. The Einstein–Maxwell equations are shown to represent a low-order approximation, and the cosmological constant must vanish in order that this limit exist.