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The Geometry of a $q$-Deformed Phase Space

By B. L. Cerchiai, R. Hinterding, J. Madore and J. Wess

Abstract

The geometry of the $q$-deformed line is studied. A real differential calculus is introduced and the associated algebra of forms represented on a Hilbert space. It is found that there is a natural metric with an associated linear connection which is of zero curvature. The metric, which is formally defined in terms of differential forms, is in this simple case identifiable as an observable.Comment: latex file, 26 pp, a typing error correcte

Topics: Mathematics - Quantum Algebra, High Energy Physics - Theory, 81R50, 17B37
Publisher: 'Springer Science and Business Media LLC'
Year: 1998
DOI identifier: 10.1007/s100529901096
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:math/9807123

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