Classical and quantum mechanics of free relativistic membranes

Collins, P. A. and Tucker, Robin (1976) Classical and quantum mechanics of free relativistic membranes. Nuclear Physics B, 112 (1). pp. 150-176. ISSN 0550-3213

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Abstract

Motivated by the theory of relativistic strings, the theory of a two-dimensional relativistic membrane whose action is proportional to the three-dimensional area it traces out in space-time is investigated both in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms. The quantum theory is developed using Dirac's method for constrained systems and the question of gauge choices is considered in some detail.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nuclear Physics B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 74888
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 Aug 2015 10:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 02:24
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/74888

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