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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2019
    • (edited Mar 23rd 2019)

    an entry to glorify the combination

    I 8148(p 2(12p 1) 2) I_8 \;\coloneqq\; \tfrac{1}{48} \Big( p_2 \;-\; \big( \tfrac{1}{2} p_1\big)^2 \Big)

    seriously, I’ll need to refer to this from various other entries, so it’s useful to have a link

    v1, current

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2019

    made a note on “Inflow to M5-brane anomaly” (here). This is a bit of a story. Should copy this to M5-brane, eventually.

    diff, v4, current

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2019
    • (edited Nov 10th 2019)

    added the statement of I 8I_8 appearing as the O( 6)O(\ell^6) higher curvature correction to 11d supergravity (here):


    A systematic analysis of the possible supersymmetric higher curvature corrections of D=11 supergravity makes the I 8I_8 appear as the higher curvature correction at order 6\ell^6, where \ell is the Planck length in 11d (Souères-Tsimpis 17, Section 4).

    At this order, the equation of motion for the supergravity C-field flux G 4G_4 and its dual G 7G_7 is (Souères-Tsimpis 17, (4.3))

    dG 7()=12G 4()G 4()+ 6I 8, d G_7(\ell) \;=\; -\tfrac{1}{2} G_4(\ell) \wedge G_4(\ell) + \ell^6 I_8 \,,

    where the flux forms themselves appear in their higher order corrected form as power series in the Planck length

    G 4()=G 4+ 6G 4 (1)+ G_4(\ell) \;=\; G_4 + \ell^6 G_4^{(1)} + \cdots G 7()=G 7+ 6G 7 (1)+ G_7(\ell) \;=\; G_7 + \ell^6 G_7^{(1)} + \cdots

    (Souères-Tsimpis 17, (4.4))

    diff, v11, current

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2019
    • (edited Nov 10th 2019)

    I think what was

    dG 7()=12G 4()(G 4()12p 1(R))+ 6I 8(R) d G_7(\ell) \;=\; -\tfrac{1}{2} G_4(\ell) \wedge \big( G_4(\ell) - \tfrac{1}{2} p_1(R) \big) + \ell^6 I_8(R)

    should be

    dG 7()=12G 4()(G 4()2 312p 1(R))+ 6I 8(R) d G_7(\ell) \;=\; -\tfrac{1}{2} G_4(\ell) \wedge \big( G_4(\ell) - 2\ell^3 \tfrac{1}{2} p_1(R) \big) + \ell^6 I_8(R)

    as the 3\ell^3 correction term looks like it should be, based on the text, 3G 4()12p 1(R)\ell^3 G_4(\ell) \wedge \tfrac{1}{2} p_1(R), not 12G 4()12p 1(R)\tfrac{1}{2}G_4(\ell)\wedge \tfrac{1}{2}p_1(R). Is this right?

    diff, v12, current

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2019
    • (edited Nov 10th 2019)

    Yeah, but it’s more complicated:

    They write tr(R 2)tr(R^2) instead of p 1p_1. The conversion factor for thee two should be 1/4π 21/4\pi^2, but of course it depends on conventions. Worse, when deriving the 6\ell^6-correction, they ignore the 3\ell^3-correction but then “absorb a numerical factor” in 6\ell^6 (below (4.3)). So at this point the two \ell-s in the two prefactors are not even the same anymore.

    So what I did in the entry was that I took for the 3\ell^3-term the prefactor that I know from other reasons to be there. Then the 6\ell^6 term is correct for some rescaling of \ell. Of course there should really be a comment on that step in the entry.

    And it would be good to sort out the actual relative factor between these two correction terms. If you are interested in digging into this, please let me know.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2019

    Sure, I’d be interested to have a look. Teaching is over, so have a bit more time now.

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