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Schwarzschild in 5D

  1. Mar 1, 2008 #1
    I am trying to find the geometry of a near-extremal D3 brane. I have been told that this geometry is the same as the 5D analog to the Schwarzschild metric with a negative cosmological constant. Trying to mimic Schutz (Ch 10) I tried plugging the metric
    into the Einstein field equations with [tex]T_{a b}=0[/tex], to solve for the functions [tex]\eta,\zeta,\xi[/tex], which I am assuming are functions of r only. The coordinate q is for the extra dimension. The system of DEs I get from this are terrible.

    Anyway, I'm not expecting anyone to solve this problem for me. I am almost certain that this calculation has been done before, so I am wondering if anyone knows of any references that might help me out, or if someone could maybe tell me if I am going about this problem the right way. Please keep in mind that my main goal is to get a handle on the near-extremal D3 brane geometry.

    Note: I don't really know anything about string theory, so please try not to use to much of its language, or else please define any string theory jargon that you may use. Also, I have to go shovel some snow, so I may not be online to reply for an hour or so.

    Thank you.
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  3. Mar 1, 2008 #2

    George Jones

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  4. Mar 1, 2008 #3
    Great. Thanks George. That looks like the track that I want to get on.

  5. Mar 1, 2008 #4
    Do you have software to solve the equations? That can make things easier.
    Also, wouldn't the variables be a function of t?
  6. Mar 1, 2008 #5
    I have maple with grtensor. I asked maple to solve the system, but it doesn't really give me anything useful. As for the functions of t: that may very well be the case, but I am looking for the static solution, so I am just naively assuming that the metric components are t-independent.
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