Conservation laws for collisions of branes and shells in general relativity

David Langlois, Kei ichi Maeda, Kei ichi Maeda, David Wands

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The collission of self-gravitating n-branes in a (n+2)-dimensional spacetime was considered. A geometrical constraint, which could be expressed as a simple sum rule for angles characterizing Lorentz boosts between branes and the interveneing spacetime regions, was obtained. The constraint was then reinterpreted as either energy or momentum conservation at the collision.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181301
Pages (from-to)1813011-1813014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May 6

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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