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Date: Monday, March 17, 2008 @ 23:42:03 GMT
Topic: Science

Dr. Jack Sarfatty writes: Einstein's 1916 GR with non-zero curvature and zero torsion is incomplete. It is a local gauge theory for the 4-parameter translation subgroup of the 10-parameter Poincare symmetry of all the matter field actions of Einstein's 1905 SR. Locally gauge the Poincare group to get both curvature and torsion fields.

The discovery of attractive dark matter that is ~ 23% of the observable local universe followed by the discovery of repulsive dark energy that is ~ 73% require the non-zero torsion field.

The dark void landscape "mountain peaks" are dark zero point vacuum energy with negative pressure and positive energy density

The lit filament landscape "deep valleys" are dark matter zero point vacuum energy with positive pressure and negative energy density.
Small amounts of atoms and ions et-al are in the deep valley (basins of attraction).

"Landscape" above does not mean Lenny Susskind's "cosmic landscape" that is on a much larger scale.

Indeed, superstring theory with the extra 6 space commuting dimensions is really the torsion field.

Shipov-Sarfatti collaboration in the above picture.

Torsion fields are needed for the dark energy/matter to be a locally variable non-static field.

That is, Λzpf,v =/= 0.

The 15-parameter conformal group is also lurking in the shadows suggesting a new dynamical field as well one part of which is a "dilaton".

On Mar 17, 2008, at 3:38 PM, Gary S. Bekkum wrote:

Geometric torsions and invariants of manifolds with triangulated boundary Abstract: Geometric torsions are torsions of acyclic complexes of vector spaces which consist of differentials of geometric quantities assigned to the elements of a manifold triangulation. We use geometric torsions to construct invariants for a manifold with a triangulated boundary. These invariants can be naturally united in a vector, and a change of the boundary triangulation corresponds to a linear transformation of this vector. Moreover, when two manifolds are glued by their common boundary, these vectors undergo scalar multiplication, i.e., they work according to M. Atiyah's axioms for a topological quantum field theory.

Elie Cartan's torsion in geometry and in field theory, an essay Abstract: We review the application of torsion in field theory. First we show how the notion of torsion emerges in differential geometry. In the context of a Cartan circuit, torsion is related to translations similar as curvature to rotations. Cartan's investigations started by analyzing Einsteins general relativity theory and by taking recourse to the theory of Cosserat continua. In these continua, the points of which carry independent translational and rotational degrees of freedom, there occur, besides ordinary (force) stresses, additionally spin moment stresses. In a 3-dimensional continuized crystal with dislocation lines, a linear connection can be introduced that takes the crystal lattice structure as a basis for parallelism. Such a continuum has similar properties as a Cosserat continuum, and the dislocation density is equal to the torsion of this connection. Subsequently, these ideas are applied to 4-dimensional spacetime. A translational gauge theory of gravity is displayed (in a Weitzenboeck or teleparallel spacetime) as well as the viable Einstein-Cartan theory (in a Riemann-Cartan spacetime). In both theories, the notion of torsion is contained in an essential way. Cartan's spiral staircase is described as a 3-dimensional Euclidean model for a space with torsion, and eventually some controversial points are discussed regarding the meaning of torsion.

Einstein's Apple: His First Principle of Equivalence Abstract: After a historical discussion of Einstein's 1907 principle of equivalence, a homogeneous gravitational field in Minkowski spacetime is constructed. It is pointed out that the reference frames in gravitational theory can be understood as spaces with a flat connection and torsion defined through teleparallelism. This kind of torsion was introduced by Einstein in 1928. The concept of torsion is discussed through simple examples and some historical observations.

Is Torsion a Fundamental Physical Field? Abstract: The local Lorentz group is introduced in flat space-time, where the resulting Dirac and Yang-Mills equations are found, and then generalized to curved space-time: if matter is neglected, the Lorentz connection is identified with the contortion field, while, if matter is taken into account, both the Lorentz connection and the spinor axial current are illustrated to contribute to the torsion of space-time.

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