Emergent Gravity, Violated Relativity and Dark Matter


The nonlinear affine Goldstone model of the emergent gravity, built on the nonlinearly realized/ hidden affine symmetry, is concisely revisited. Beyond General Relativity, the explicit violation of general invariance/relativity, under preserving general covariance, is exposed. Dependent on a nondynamical affine connection, a generally covariant second-order effective Lagrangian for metric gravity is worked out, with the general relativity violation and the gravitational dark matter serving as the signatures of emergence.

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Pirogov, Y. (2014) Emergent Gravity, Violated Relativity and Dark Matter. Journal of Modern Physics, 5, 1418-1426. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.515143.

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