Abstract

Two-dimensional matterless dilaton gravity with an arbitrary dilatonic potential can be discussed in a unitary way, both in the Lagrangian and canonical frameworks, by introducing suitable field redefinitions. The new fields are directly related to the original spacetime geometry and in the canonical picture they generalize the well-known geometrodynamical variables used in the discussion of the Schwarzschild black hole. So the model can be quantized using the techniques developed for the latter case. The resulting quantum theory exhibits the Birkhoff theorem at the quantum level.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

European Union

Comments

This work has been supported by a Human Capital and Mobility grant of the European Union, Contract No. ERBFMRX-CT96-0012.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1550-7998

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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