Riemann-einstein structure from volume and gauge symmetry

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It is shown how a metric structure can be induced in a simple way starting with a gauge structure and a preferred volume, by spontaneous symmetry breaking. A polynomial action, including coupling to matter, is constructed for the symmetric phase. It is argued that assuming a preferred volume, in the context of a metric theory, induces only a limited modification of the theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4851-4854
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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