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Document Type

Conference Paper

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The seventh Marcel Grossmann meeting on recent developments in theoretical and experimental general relativity, gravitation, and relativistic field theories : 6th Marcel Grossmann meeting : Papers.

Editor

R.T. Jantzen, G.M. Keiser

Publisher

World Scientific

Publication Date

1996

First Page

457

Last Page

459

Arxiv Identifier

arXiv:gr-qc/9411030v1

Abstract

The gauge bundle of the 4-dim conformal group over an 8-dim base space, called biconformal space, is shown have a consistent interpretation as a scale-invariant phase space. Specifically, we show that a classical Hamiltonian system generates a differential geometry which is necessarily biconformal, and that the classical Hamiltonian dynamics of a point particle is equivalent to the specification of a 7-dim hypersurface in flat biconformal space together with the consequent necessary existence of a set of preferred curves. The result is centrally important for establishing the physical interpretation of conformal gauging.

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Published by World Scientific The seventh Marcel Grossmann meeting on recent developments in theoretical and experimental general relativity, gravitation, and relativistic field theories: 6th Marcel Grossmann meeting : Papers. Author deposited preprint in arXiv.org, which is available for download through link above.

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