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The String Deviation Equation

Authors
  • Roberts, Mark D.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jul 17, 1999
Submission Date
Oct 13, 1998
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1142/S021773239900184X
arXiv ID: gr-qc/9810043
Source
arXiv
License
Unknown
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Abstract

The relative motion of many particles can be described by the geodesic deviation equation. This can be derived from the second covariant variation of the point particle's action. It is shown that the second covariant variation of the string action leads to a string deviation equation.

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