Wednesday, June 26, 2013

1306.5965 (Gianluca Calcagni)

Relativistic particle in multiscale spacetimes    [PDF]

Gianluca Calcagni
We study the action and the dynamics of a relativistic particle, uncharged or charged, in multiscale spacetimes. Invariance under reparametrizations and Poincar\'e symmetries uniquely determine the action and the line element to be the usual ones, without the weight factors typical of particle mechanics in these geometries. The resulting spacetime is multiscale only along spatial directions. This version of the system is also dictated by recovery of the nonrelativistic limit together with compatibility with Maxwell and electrodynamics field theory. Giving up all these requirements and allowing for a nontrivial weight factor in the time direction produces a modified line element and considerably complicates the dynamics in the case of a charged particle.
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