# Differential calculus on q-Minkowski space

Authors
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jun 28, 1994
Submission Date
Jun 28, 1994
Identifiers
arXiv ID: hep-th/9406186
Source
arXiv
We wish to report here on a recent approach to the non-commutative calculus on $q$-Minkowski space which is based on the reflection equations with no spectral parameter. These are considered as the expression of the invariance (under the coaction of the $q$-Lorentz group) of the commutation properties which define the different $q$-Minkowski algebras. This approach also allows us to discuss the possible ambiguities in the definition of $q$-Minkowski space ${\cal M}_q$ and its differential calculus. The commutation relations among the generators of ${\cal M}_q$ (coordinates), ${\cal D}_q$ (derivatives), $\Lambda_q$ (one-forms) and a few invariant (scalar) operators are established and compared with earlier results.