Towards an invariant geometry of double field theory
Author(s)Hohm, Olaf; Zwiebach, Barton
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We introduce a geometrical framework for double field theory in which generalized Riemann and torsion tensors are defined without reference to a particular basis. This invariant geometry provides a unifying framework for the frame-like and metric-like formulations developed before. We discuss the relation to generalized geometry and give an “index-free” proof of the algebraic Bianchi identity. Finally, we analyze to what extent the generalized Riemann tensor encodes the curvatures of Riemannian geometry. We show that it contains the conventional Ricci tensor and scalar curvature but not the full Riemann tensor, suggesting the possibility of a further extension of this framework.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Journal of Mathematical Physics
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Hohm, Olaf, and Barton Zwiebach. "Towards an invariant geometry of double field theory." J. Math. Phys. 54, 032303 (2013).
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