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Tamm, M. (2015) Journal of Modern Physics, 6, 239-251.
https://doi.org/10.4236/jmp.2015.63029

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  • TITLE: Rotating Classical Strings

    AUTHORS: Martin Tamm

    KEYWORDS: General Relativity, String Theory, Rotation, Curvature

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Modern Physics, Vol.8 No.5, April 20, 2017

    ABSTRACT: It is a starting point in string theory to assume that elementary particles are in fact rotating strings, and the final goal of the theory is a complete description of fundamental physics, including general relativity. This paper is instead concerned with the reversed question: starting from general relativity, is there a good way to motivate why rotating strings should be more natural models for elementary particles than, say, spherical particles or point-particles? Also, the purpose here is not to motivate full string theory. For example, no hidden dimensions come into play, only the four usual ones, and strings are defined in a very simple geometric way. Rather, the focus is on investigating an interesting mathematical property, which implies that strings may have special features with respect to rotation which spherically symmetric particles have not. In particular, it turns out that in a certain sense rotating strings are simpler than non-rotating ones. This is a consequence of the indefinite metric, and the main result states that the curvature of a non-rotating string, as measured by the square of the scalar curvature, may be reduced by letting it rotate in an appropriate way. The calculations underlying this theorem are heavy and have partly been car-ried out using Mathematica, although in principle the essential theorem may not require super-human labour.