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    A covariant approach to Ashtekar's canonical gravity


    Dolan, Brian P. and Haugh, Kevin P. (1997) A covariant approach to Ashtekar's canonical gravity. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 14 (2). p. 477. ISSN 0264-9381

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    Abstract

    A Lorentz and general coordinate covariant form of canonical gravity, using Ashtekar's variables, is investigated. A covariant treatment due to Crnkovic and Witten is used, in which a point in phase space represents a solution of the equations of motion and a symplectic functional 2-form is constructed, which is Lorentz and general coordinate invariant. The subtleties and difficulties due to the complex nature of Ashtekar's variables are addressed and resolved.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: covariant approach; Ashtekar's variables; canonical gravity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 10500
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/14/2/020
    Depositing User: Dr. Brian Dolan
    Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 15:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Classical and Quantum Gravity
    Publisher: Institute of Physics
    Refereed: Yes
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