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Non-relativistic geometry and the equivalence principle

Kapustin, Anton and Touraev, Marc (2021) Non-relativistic geometry and the equivalence principle. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 38 (13). Art. No. 135003. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/abfea5.

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We describe a geometric and symmetry-based formulation of the equivalence principle in non-relativistic physics. It applies both on the classical and quantum levels and states that the Newtonian potential can be eliminated in favor of a curved and time-dependent spatial metric. It is this requirement that forces the gravitational mass to be equal to the inertial mass. We identify the symmetry responsible for the equivalence principle as the remnant of time-reparameterization symmetry of the relativistic theory. We also clarify the transformation properties of the Schrödinger wave-function under arbitrary frame changes.

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Additional Information:© 2021 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 23 January 2021; Revised 13 April 2021; Accepted 6 May 2021; Published 1 June 2021. MT is grateful to the Caltech SURF program for providing a research opportunity. This research was supported in part by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under Award No. DE-SC0011632. AK was also supported by the Simons Investigator Award. Data availability statement: No new data were created or analysed in this study.
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Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Simons FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:equivalence principle, Schrödinger equation, Ehresmann connection
Issue or Number:13
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Official Citation:Anton Kapustin and Marc Touraev 2021 Class. Quantum Grav. 38 135003
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Deposited On:09 Jun 2021 19:29
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