Thermodynamical Quantum Gravity

Lukasz Andrzej Glinka

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Thermodynamical Quantum Gravity

Lukasz Andrzej Glinka

B.M. Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India


The canonically quantized 3+1 General Relativity with the global one dimensionality conjecture defines the model, which dimensionally reduced and secondary quantized yields the one-dimensional quantum field theory wherein the generic one-point correlations create a boson mass responsible for quantum gravity. In this paper, this simple model is developed in a wider sense. We propose to consider the thermodynamics of space quanta, constructed ab initio from the entropic formalism, as the quantum gravity phenomenology.

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  • Glinka, Lukasz Andrzej. "Thermodynamical Quantum Gravity." Applied Mathematics and Physics 2.3 (2014): 66-72.
  • Glinka, L. A. (2014). Thermodynamical Quantum Gravity. Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2(3), 66-72.
  • Glinka, Lukasz Andrzej. "Thermodynamical Quantum Gravity." Applied Mathematics and Physics 2, no. 3 (2014): 66-72.

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1. Introduction

Both the theory and phenomenology of quantum gravity possess the most fundamental meaning for the contemporary theoretical physics, wherein the quantum nature of gravitation still remains an experimentally non verified field. Perhaps, the theory of quantized gravitational fields will able to predict unknown information and open the way for the new cosmology. The efforts of many generations of researchers who have worked on the constructive and consistent formulation of quantum gravity unquestionably have given a significant contribution to science, but still are insufficient to give an insight into the quantum nature of gravitational phenomena. In this a great success, however, understanding the physical role of quantum gravity seems to be still very distant and intriguing perspective, Cf. the citations in the Ref. [1-20][1].

In this paper, we discuss the subsequent implication following form the simple model of quantum gravity recently considered by the author [21], which has the strict roots in the primarily formulated generic approach to quantum cosmology [22, 23]. Recall that the model was constructed within the Wheeler– DeWitt theory, well-known as the quantum geometrodynamics, throughout taking into account the global one-dimensional conjecture. The conjecture states that a geometrodynamical wave function is dependent on the one di- mension only, that is a determinant of an embedded space metric. It follows from the assumption that Matter fields are functionals of this dimension only and, consequently, reduces quantum geometrodynamics to the superspace strata. Through application of the reduction, the resulting quantum gravity is formulated through the Dirac equation with the Euclidean Clifford algebra , and making use of the appropriate diagonalization, the equation is quantized in the Fock space. The received one-dimensional quantum field theory defines the quantum gravity, wherein quantum correlations yield the mass of a boson responsible for quantum nature of gravitation.

Nevertheless, the investigated simple model of quantum gravity can be still developed. This paper gives one of its possible physical implications, that is the thermodynamics of space quanta, where through the space quanta we understand the quantum states of a three-dimensional space embedded in the four dimensional Lorentzian space-time. The Fock space formulation offered by quantum field theory, gives a possibility to consider the density matrix related to the model, and build the formal ab initio thermodynamics on the basis of the entropic formalism. As the leading example, we are dis- cussing the one-particle approximation. Entropy and energy are calculated, and their appropriate renormalization is simply performed. In result, we ob- tain the second order Eulerian system, and all thermodynamical quantities are calculated in the framework of the standard statistical mechanics through application of the first principles only. In consequence, we receive the model which possesses a natural interpretation of quantum gravity phenomenology.

Structurally the paper is organized as follows. The preliminary section 2 briefly presents the simple model of quantum gravity. Section 3 is devoted to the development of the model, that is the thermodynamics of space quanta. In the final section 4, the new results are briefly discussed.

2. The Simple Quantum Gravity Model

Let us summarize the quantum gravity model [21]. Regarding General Relativity [24, 25, 26, 27], a space-time is a four-dimensional Lorentizan (pseudo-Riemannian) manifold with a metric satisfying the Einstein field equations


where the units are used, is the second fundamental form, is the scalar curvature, is cosmological constant, and is a stress-energy tensor arising from a Matter fields Lagrangian


For closed, having a boundary with an induced metric and the Gauss curvature tensor (1) are the equations of motion for the Einstein-Hilbert action supplemented by the York-Gibbons-Hawking term [28, 29]


where One can parameterize a metric by the 3 + 1 splitting [33, 34]


which for stationary arises by a timelike Killing vector field and globalspacelike foliation on , and satisfies the Nash embedding theorem [30, 31, 32]. With this (3) takes the Hamilton form with the Lagrangian


where Time-preservation of the primary constraints [8, 9] yields the secondary ones


called the Hamiltonian (scalar) and the diffeomorphism (vector) constraint. Vector constraint reects spatial diffeoinvariance, scalar one is dynamical. Regarding DeWitt [36] generates the diffeomorphisms


and the first-class constraints algebra holds


Here and are the structure constants of the spatial diffeomorphism group. The canonical quantization [35, 37]


applied to the Hamiltonian constraint into the Hamilton-Jacobi form [38, 39, 40, 41, 42]


where is the DeWitt metric on the Wheeler superspace [43, 44, 45, 46, 47]


yields the Wheeler-DeWitt equation [36,47-58]


Other first-class reect diffeoinvariance of a wave function


The author's simple model reduces the superspace through the assumptionthat Matter fields are one-dimensional functionals


where is the Levi-Civita tensor. Consequently, the conjectured wave functions


satisfy the global one-dimensional evolution


Assumption (21) is analogous to the generic model [22, 23], but the theory (22) particularly holds for nonhomogeneous isotropic quantum cosmologies.

Considering the Jacobi rule for differentiation of a determinant [24, 25, 26, 27] together with the 3 + 1 splitting (4) one obtains


which reduces the differential operator in (22)


and yields the simple one-dimensional quantum gravity model


where m is the mass of the classical field In fact, (25) is a field-theoretic equation of motion for the Euclidean action


where is conjugate momentum which allows rewrite (25) in twocomponent model in the Dirac equation form


with the Euclidean Clifiord algebra [61]


having a two-dimensional complex representation. Restricting to yield a two-dimensional spin representations; to splits it onto a sum of two one-dimensional Weyl representations. decomposes into a direct sum of two isomorphic central simple algebras or a tensor product


The Dirac equation (27) can be rewritten in the dynamical Fock reper


Determining a reper by the diagonalization due to the Bogoliubov transformation and the Heisenberg equations of motion


where are functionals of , one obtains


Therefore, is the Fock initial data static reper (I) with stable vacuum


and integrability of (34) can be done in the superuid parametrization


where is a mass scale. In result, one obtains the solution


and establishes the field operator and the generic one-point correlator


where the quantum correlator was normalized to unity in

3. The Thermodynamics

The static Fock reper formulation defines the self-consistent concept of space quanta, which are the quantized fields associated with an three-dimensional space embedded in the four-dimensional space-time. Thermodynamical equilibrium corresponding to the static quantum field theory, allows to make use of first principles of statistical mechanics [62], and formulate the ab initio thermodynamics of space quanta. Let us test the one-particle density matrix approximation.

3.1. One-particle Density Matrix. Entropy and Energy

In the one-particle approximation, the density operator D is equivalent to an occupation number operator, whereas the thermodynamical equilibrium is determined with respect to the static reper. Therefore, the equilibrium oneparticle density matrix is given by the Von Neumann-Heisenberg picture


Apparently det = 0, that is the thermodynamics in the one-particle approximation is not invertible. Employing (40), one obtains the occupation number


and the entropy can be derived from its basic definition


where are the Newton binomial symbols, and


are cluster entropies. The series (42) converges for the spectral radius values


or equivalently for with the result


where is the Riemann zeta function; is formally infinite.

Interestingly, a straightforward application of the Hagedorn hadronization formula [63], where m is the mass of the system, establishes the hadronized temperature


where By the relation one obtains the averaged hadronized temperature normalized to value


and, consequently, one can establish the ratio


Defining anisotropy as one derives


and, therefore, the averaged anisotropy is


By the first approximation, the relation (47) can be identified with the background temperature, e.g. for this is exactly the averaged Cosmic Background Radiation temperature. Next approximations of the density matrix, or fuzzing of the interval will give the next orders.

In the static reper, the Hamiltonian matrix of the system equals


and has a discrete spectrum for the _xed value of a mass scale


The internal energy calculated from the Hamiltonian matrix (52) is


The Hamiltonian matrix , however, consists of a constant term


which can be eliminated through a simple renormalization


Consequently, the renormalized Hemiltonian spectrum is


and straightforward computation of the renormalized internal energy yields the following result


where which has the Eulerian homogeneity of degree two


In this manner, thermodynamics of space quanta can be formulated in the way typical for the Eulerian systems.

3.2. Ab initio Thermodynamics of Space Quanta

Three elementary thermodynamical quantities, that are the occupation number internal energy and entropy just have been derived, and now one can conclude the remaining formalities. Actually, the entropy (45) is infinite through the presence of a formal infinity Straightforward calculation shows that temperature arising from the entropy (45) is dependent on and the initial data mass . Obtained quantity has the finite limit if and only if the initial data mass is scaled . Since the boson mass m is related to length by the limit corresponds with a point object

However, scaling of the initial data is not a good physical procedure, that is has not a well-deFIned physical meaning. It can be shown that the entropy renormalization in the formal limit gives the equivalent result for the thermodynamics with no using the initial data scaling. The renormalization corresponds to an initial quantum state of an embedded space being a point, and yields a perfect accordance with the second law of thermodynamics


Calculating the temperature T of space quanta, one obtains


and one sees that initially, that is for this temperature is infinite, what corresponds with the Hot Big Bang phenomenon. After reaching this points, the system is cooled right up until the mass scale value and then is warmed. In fact, is the phase transition point, namely, the energetic heat capacity , having the form


possesses the singularity in the point . The generalized law of equipartition establishes the degrees of freedom number


The Helmholtz free energy that is


is finite for finite values of , increases since till and then decreases. Therefore, the thermal equilibrium point is that is the Hot Big Bang. In the region where the mass scale is the mechanical isolation is absent, but this is after the phase transition Calculating the chemical potential


one sees that, in the point of equilibrium , its value diverges, whereas in the point of phase transition its value vanishes. Making use of the formula (65), together with the occupation number and the Helmholtz free energy yields the appropriate free energy defined by the Landau grand potential


and, consequently, the corresponding Massieu-Planck free entropy can be also derived


whereas the grand partition function Z is established as


The second order Eulerian homogeneity yields the equation of state and determines the product of pressure and volume as


and, therefore, together with the Gibbs-Duhem equation allows to establish the pressure


Similarly, the first law of thermodynamics, and the equation of state (69) determine the volume which through positiveness is Regarding (69), the pressure for and for and, therefore, one has


where and


For the mass scale is the region the pressure decreases from a positive infinity to zero, vanishes in the point and decreases from zero to a negative infinity whenever Regarding the relation the volume is a fixed parameter and can be established as follows


Equivalently, the thermodynamics of space quanta can be expressed through the size scale There are the relations joining both the scales with an occupation number


that in the limit of infinite N are equal


and, therefore, there are two possible asymptotic behaviors. The first case, that is and can be interpreted with the Hot Big Bang from a black hole, whereas the second one, that is and is an infinite massless classical space-time.

4. Discussion

In this paper, we have presented the subsequent implication of the simple model of quantum gravity recently proposed by the author [21]. This algorithm has yielded a constructive, consistent and, moreover, plausible quantum gravity phenomenology, given through thermodynamics which in the discussed state of affairs has been described the statistical behaviour of space quanta. Certainly, the model applies to all 3 + 1 general relativistic spacetimes which satisfy the Mach principle, or, in other words, are isotropic. Their crucial importance for elementary particle physics, cosmology and high energy astrophysics is experimentally confirmed; one can say that these are the phenomenological space-times.

As the example of the ab initio formulated thermodynamics, we have employed the one-particle approximation of density matrix. The renormalization method was applied for entropy and the Hamiltonian matrix, and has yielded the second order Eulerian homogeneity property. The Landau grand potential and the Massieu-Planck free entropy were used in the phenomenological description. Grand partition function Z was established. Thermodynamical volume V was determined as fixed parameter. Other thermodynamical potentials were derived in the framework of the entropic formalism, that is in accordance with both the first and second principles of thermodynamics. The physical information following from the thermodynamics of space quanta is the crucial point of the presented construction. Actually, the approach of this paper differs from the other ones, Cf. the Ref. [64, 65, 66, 67, 68], through a straightforward derivation of the ab initio quantum gravity phenomenology.

In our opinion, studying of the specific physical phenomena through the proposed approach seems to be the most important prospective arising from the thermodynamics of space quanta. From the experimental point of view, the presented considerations possess a clear potential usefulness, because of the bosonic systems are common in high energy physics. A reader interested in more insightful developments is advised refer to the author's monograph [69].


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