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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA Department of Physics
 

Summary: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Department of Physics
Prof. S. B. Giddings Fall 2010
TA: Erik Perkins
Physics 221A
Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
ASSIGNMENT #4 SOLUTIONS
Problem 1
(a)
The moving observer's time coordinate is t = (t + x), so in the 1 limit, x+ = t ;
Up to rescaling, x+ can be interpreted as a time coordinate in this limit.
(b)
The new metric is
ds2
= -dt2
+ dx2
+ dx2

= -
dx+ + dx-

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

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