I'm trying to follow the calculations in this paper. But I have a weird problem in section 2.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

To calculate the entanglement entropy using the Ryu-Takayanagi prescription, you have to extremize the area of a surface. So you have to use Euler-Lagrange equations for some kind of an action. The authors don't do all the calculations and just point out that the result is eq. 13.

But when I do the calculations I get something else. Actually eq. 13 doesn't even satisfy the Euler-Lagrange equation of the action but my solution does. So it makes me think that I may have done something wrong in getting the equations of motion but I'm pretty sure about my calculations, I've done and checked them more than a dozen times!

So I just have no idea what is wrong here. My calculations are attached.(Sorry if I don't write them here, but I made this pdf for my advisor so I just attach it here!)

Thanks

P.S.

I also think that in eq.10, the power of ##\alpha## should be 2 instead of d. But its irrelevant here because ##H(U)## is just assumed to be some known function.

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# A Weird problem with a Lagrangian

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