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Parametrization dependence of the energy-momentum tensor and the metric
Physical Review D (2007)
  • NEJ Bjerrum-Bohr
  • JF Donoghue
  • BR Holstein
We use results by Kirilin to comment that in general relativity the nonleading terms in the energy-momentum tensor of a particle depends on the parameterization of the gravitational field. The classical observables are parameterization independent after a change in coordinates. The quantum effects that emerge within the same calculation of the metric also depend on the parameterization and a full quantum calculation requires the inclusion of further diagrams. However, within a given parameterization the quantum effects calculated by us in a previous paper are well defined. Flaws of Kirilin’s proposed alternate metric definition are described and we explain why the diagrams that we calculated are the appropriate ones.
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May 29, 2007
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NEJ Bjerrum-Bohr, JF Donoghue and BR Holstein. "Parametrization dependence of the energy-momentum tensor and the metric" Physical Review D Vol. 75 Iss. 10 (2007)
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