[0802.0864] Area-angle variables for general relativity

Authors: Bianca Dittrich, Simone Speziale

Date: 6 Feb 2008

Abstract: We introduce a modified Regge calculus for general relativity on a triangulated four dimensional Riemannian manifold where the fundamental variables are areas and a certain class of angles. These variables satisfy constraints which are local in the triangulation. We expect the formulation to have applications to classical discrete gravity and non-perturbative approaches to quantum gravity.

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Feb 07, 2008

0802.0864 (/preprints)
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