Alternative Geometrical Variables in Lanczos-Lovelock Gravity

  • Sumanta ChakrabortyEmail author
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It has been shown in the context of general relativity that there exists a pair of canonically conjugate variables, which also act as thermodynamically conjugate variables on any horizon. We generalize these results to Lanczos-Lovelock gravity in this chapter by identifying two such conjugate variables. Our results do reduce to that of general relativity in the appropriate limit and provides a complete geometrical understanding of Lanczos-Lovelock gravity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsIndian Association for the Cultivation of ScienceJadavpur, KolkataIndia

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