Volume 66, Number 2, April 2004
|Page(s)||296 - 301|
|Section||Geophysics, astronomy, and astrophysics|
|Published online||01 April 2004|
Holonomy and torsion defects in spacetime
Departamento de Física Teórica, Instituto de Física, UERJ - Rua São Fco. Xavier 524 Rio de Janeiro, RJ Maracanã, CEP 20550-003, Brasil
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 February 2004
Holonomy and loop variables are presented for the spacetime of a torsion line defect in -dimensional spacetime immersed on a -dimensional spacetime. The metric considered has a teleparallel counterpart presented earlier by Letelier (Class. Quantum Grav. (1995)). In this letter we show that the -dimensional torsion defect given by Letelier metric does not appear only in teleparallel (Weitzenböck) spacetime, but also in Riemann-Cartan (RC) spacetime. Since here the space off the torsion defect is not teleparallel, torsion appears only through curvature effects and maybe detected off the torsion lines.
PACS: 98.80.Cq – Particle-theory and field-theory models of the early Universe (including cosmic pancakes, cosmic strings, chaotic phenomena, inflationary universe, etc.) / 04.20.Jb – Exact solutions
© EDP Sciences, 2004
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