Transport equation for Nambu-Goto strings

Daniel Schubring, Vitaly Vanchurin

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We consider a covariant approach to coarse graining a network of interacting Nambu-Goto strings. A transport equation is constructed for a spatially flat Friedmann universe. In Minkowski space and with no spatial dependence this model agrees with a previous model. Thus it likewise converges to an equilibrium with a factorizability property. We present an argument that this property does not depend on a "string chaos" assumption on the correlations between strings. And in contrast to the earlier model, this transport equation agrees with conservation equations for a fluid of strings derived from a different perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number083530
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 22 2014


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