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Hamiltonian and energy

  1. Sep 15, 2004 #1
    Generally we write H Y = E Y in quantum mechanics.

    Would it make any sense to use T ( stress-energy tensor) from general relativity and G (curvature) to write :

    T Y = G Y
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2004 #2
    T Y = G Y

    chuckle
     
  4. Sep 15, 2004 #3
    What would you call Y in that case ?
     
  5. Sep 15, 2004 #4

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    Well, this is not what people do, no. Because G already contains derivatives of the metric, so T=G is already a differential equation. So it's the metric itself which is treated as a quantum field (so roughly speaking, it is treated like the psi of qm) and the equation is kept as T=G.

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