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Effective actions on the squashed three-sphere

Authors
  • Dowker, J. S.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jan 07, 1999
Submission Date
Dec 22, 1998
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/16/6/323
arXiv ID: hep-th/9812202
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

The effective actions of a scalar and massless spin-half field are determined as functions of the deformation of a symmetrically squashed three-sphere. The extreme oblate case is particularly examined as pertinant to a high temperature statistical mechanical interpretation that may be relevant for the holographic principle. Interpreting the squashing parameter as a temperature, we find that the effective `free energies' on the three-sphere are mixtures of thermal two-sphere scalars and spinors which, in the case of the spinor on the three-sphere, have the `wrong' thermal periodicities. However the free energies do have the same leading high temperature forms as the standard free energies on the two-sphere. The next few terms in the high-temperature expansion are also explicitly calculated and briefly compared with the Taub-Bolt-AdS bulk result.

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