One of the striking features of general relativity is that the Einstein equation is implied by the Clausius relation imposed on a small patch of locally constructed causal horizon. The extension of this thermodynamic derivation of the field equation to more general theories of gravity has been attempted many times in the last two decades. In particular, equations of motion for minimally coupled higher-curvature theories of gravity, but without the derivatives of curvature, have previously been derived using a thermodynamic reasoning. In that derivation the horizon slices were endowed with an entropy density whose form resembles that of the Noether charge for diffeomorphisms, and was dubbed the Noetheresque entropy. In this paper, we propose a new entropy density, closely related to the Noetheresque form, such that the field equation of any diffeomorphism-invariant metric theory of gravity can be derived by imposing the Clausius relation on a small patch of local causal horizon.
|Titolo:||Higher derivative gravity: Field equation as the equation of state|
|Autori:||Dey, R.; Liberati, S.; Mohd, A|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW D|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevD.94.044013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|