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Automorphism Inducing Diffeomorphisms, Invariant Characterization of Homogeneous 3-Spaces and Hamiltonian Dynamics of Bianchi Cosmologies

By T. Christodoulakis, E. Korfiatis and G. O. Papadopoulos


An invariant description of Bianchi Homogeneous (B.H.) 3-spaces is presented, by considering the action of the Automorphism Group on the configuration space of the real, symmetric, positive definite, $3\times 3$ matrices. Thus, the gauge degrees of freedom are removed and the remaining (gauge invariant) degrees, are the --up to 3-- curvature invariants. An apparent discrepancy between this Kinematics and the Quantum Hamiltonian Dynamics of the lower Class A Bianchi Types, occurs due to the existence of the Outer Automorphism Subgroup. This discrepancy is satisfactorily removed by exploiting the quantum version of some classical integrals of motion (conditional symmetries) which are recognized as corresponding to the Outer Automorphisms.Comment: 18 pages, LaTeX2e, no figures, one table, to appear in Communications in Mathematical Physic

Topics: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics - Differential Geometry
Publisher: 'Springer Science and Business Media LLC'
Year: 2001
DOI identifier: 10.1007/s002200200611
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