Polchinski 2.4.1 change of coordinatesby electroweak Tags: polchinski, stress energy tensor, string theory 

#1
Feb2013, 03:43 PM

P: 41

I've been working through Polchinski on my own, and I have a really basic question. How would one derive equation 2.4.1? What does it even mean to write the stress tensor with the new indices z and zbar? I thought this was obvious, but it isn't working out for me.




#2
Feb2013, 03:45 PM

P: 41

clarification: this is not a homework problem, and it is not for a class.




#3
Feb2013, 06:36 PM

P: 41

got it. wow, forgot to lower indices. there is nothing deep here, as i had originally suspected.




#4
Feb2113, 01:32 PM

P: 5,634

Polchinski 2.4.1 change of coordinates
Just did something analogous last week....dontcha just wish you would have waited??



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