We show that with suitable choices of parametrization, gauge fixing and cutoff, the anomalous variation of the effective action under global rescalings of the background metric is identical to the derivative with respect to the cutoff, i.e. to the beta functional, as defined by the exact RG equation. The Ward identity and the RG equation can be combined, resulting in a modified flow equation that is manifestly invariant under global background rescalings.

The background scale Ward identity in quantum gravity / Percacci, Roberto; Vacca, Gian Paolo. - In: THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. C, PARTICLES AND FIELDS. - ISSN 1434-6044. - 77:1(2017), pp. 1-8. [10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4619-x]

The background scale Ward identity in quantum gravity

Percacci, Roberto;
2017

Abstract

We show that with suitable choices of parametrization, gauge fixing and cutoff, the anomalous variation of the effective action under global rescalings of the background metric is identical to the derivative with respect to the cutoff, i.e. to the beta functional, as defined by the exact RG equation. The Ward identity and the RG equation can be combined, resulting in a modified flow equation that is manifestly invariant under global background rescalings.
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https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4619-x
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140%2Fepjc%2Fs10052-017-4619-x
https://arxiv.org/abs/1611.07005
Percacci, Roberto; Vacca, Gian Paolo
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