Quasi-local energy with respect to a static spacetime

Po Ning Chen, Mu Tao Wang, Ye Kai Wang, Shing Tung Yau

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This article considers the quasi-local energy in reference to a gen- eral static spacetime. We follow the approach developed by the authors in [7, 9, 19, 20] and define the quasi-local energy as a differ- ence of surface Hamiltonians, which are derived from the Einstein- Hilbert action. The new quasi-local energy provides an effective gauge independent measurement of how far a spacetime deviates away from the reference static spacetime on a fnitely extended region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalAdvances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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