Volume 84, Number 2, October 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||06 October 2008|
Remarks on the equations for the motion of relativistic membranes in the Minkowski space 1+n
Department of Mathematics, Anhui Normal University - Wuhu 241000, PRC
2 Department of Mathematics, University of Florida - Gainesville, FL 32611-8105, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 8 September 2008
In this paper, we investigate two versions of equations which describe the motion of relativistic membranes in the Minkowski space 1+n and prove the equivalence between them. Moreover, we give another geometric explanation about the equivalence by Noether's second theorem. Applying the same argument, we also give the equivalence between two versions of equations governing the motion of relativistic strings.
PACS: 03.50.-z – Classical field theories / 02.30.Jr – Partial differential equations / 03.65.Pm – Relativistic wave equations
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