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Finitary Cech-de Rham Cohomology: much ado without smoothness
A. Mallios,I. Raptis
Physics , 2001,
Abstract: The present paper is a continuation of our work on curved finitary spacetime sheaves of incidence algebras and treats the latter along Cech cohomological lines. In particular, we entertain the possibility of constructing a non-trivial de Rham complex on these finite dimensional algebra sheaves along the lines of the first author's axiomatic approach to differential geometry via the theory of vector and algebra sheaves. The upshot of this study is that important `classical' differential geometric constructions and results usually thought of as being intimately associated with smooth manifolds carry through, virtually unaltered, to the finitary-algebraic regime with the help of some quite universal, because abstract, ideas taken mainly from sheaf-cohomology as developed in the first author's Abstract Differential Geometry theory. At the end of the paper, and due to the fact that the incidence algebras involved have been previously interpreted as quantum causal sets, we discuss how these ideas may be used in certain aspects of current research on discrete Lorentzian quantum gravity.
Finitary Spacetime Sheaves of Quantum Causal Sets: Curving Quantum Causality
A. Mallios,I. Raptis
Physics , 2001,
Abstract: A locally finite, causal and quantal substitute for a locally Minkowskian principal fiber bundle $\cal{P}$ of modules of Cartan differential forms $\omg$ over a bounded region $X$ of a curved $C^{\infty}$-smooth differential manifold spacetime $M$ with structure group ${\bf G}$ that of orthochronous Lorentz transformations $L^{+}:=SO(1,3)^{\uparrow}$, is presented. ${\cal{P}}$ is the structure on which classical Lorentzian gravity, regarded as a Yang-Mills type of gauge theory of a $sl(2,\com)$-valued connection 1-form $\cal{A}$, is usually formulated. The mathematical structure employed to model this replacement of ${\cal{P}}$ is a principal finitary spacetime sheaf $\vec{\cal{P}}_{n}$ of quantum causal sets $\amg_{n}$ with structure group ${\bf G}_{n}$, which is a finitary version of the group ${\bf G}$ of local symmetries of General Relativity, and a finitary Lie algebra ${\bf g}_{n}$-valued connection 1-form ${\cal{A}}_{n}$ on it, which is a section of its sub-sheaf $\amg^{1}_{n}$. ${\cal{A}}_{n}$ is physically interpreted as the dynamical field of a locally finite quantum causality, while its associated curvature ${\cal{F}}_{n}$, as some sort of `finitary Lorentzian quantum gravity.
Pairings of Sheaves of $\mathcal{A}$-Modules through Bilinear $\mathcal{A}$-Morphisms
A. Mallios,PP Ntumba
Mathematics , 2008,
Abstract: It is proved that for any free $\mathcal{A}$-modules $\mathcal{F}$ and $\mathcal{E}$ of finite rank on some $\mathbb{C}$-algebraized space $(X, \mathcal{A})$ a \textit{degenerate} bilinear $\mathcal{A}$-morphism $\Phi: \mathcal{F}\times \mathcal{E}\longrightarrow \mathcal{A}$ induces a \textit{non-degenerate} bilinear $\mathcal{A}$-morphism $\bar{\Phi}: \mathcal{F}/\mathcal{E}^\perp\times \mathcal{E}/\mathcal{F}^\perp\longrightarrow \mathcal{A}$, where $\mathcal{E}^\perp$ and $\mathcal{F}^\perp$ are the \textit{orthogonal} sub-$\mathcal{A}$-modules associated with $\mathcal{E}$ and $\mathcal{F}$, respectively. This result generalizes the finite case of the classical result, which states that given two vector spaces $W$ and $V$, paired into a field $k$, the induced vector spaces $W/V^\perp$ and $V/W^\perp$ have the same dimension. Some related results are discussed as well.
Space-time foam dense singularities and de Rham cohomology
A. Mallios,E. E. Rosinger
Physics , 2004,
Abstract: In an earlier paper of the authors it was shown that the sheaf theoretically based recently developed abstract differential geometry of the first author can in an easy and natural manner incorporate singularities on arbitrary closed nowhere dense sets in Euclidean spaces, singularities which therefore can have arbitrary large positive Lebesgue measure. As also shown, one can construct in such a singular context a de Rham cohomology, as well as a short exponential sequence, both of which are fundamental in differential geometry. In this paper, these results are significantly strengthened, motivated by the so called space-time foam structures in general relativity, where singularities can be dense. In fact, this time one can deal with singularities on arbitrary sets, provided that their complementaries are dense, as well. In particular, the cardinal of the set of singularities can be larger than that of the nonsingular points.
Symplectic Reduction of Sheaves of $\mathcal{A}$-modules
A. Mallios,P. P. Ntumba
Mathematics , 2008,
Abstract: Given an arbitrary sheaf $\mathcal{E}$ of $\mathcal{A}$-modules (or $\mathcal{A}$-module in short) on a topological space $X$, we define \textit{annihilator sheaves} of sub-$\mathcal{A}$-modules of $\mathcal{E}$ in a way similar to the classical case, and obtain thereafter the analog of the \textit{main theorem}, regarding classical annihilators in module theory, see Curtis[\cite{curtis}, pp. 240-242]. The familiar classical properties, satisfied by annihilator sheaves, allow us to set clearly the \textit{sheaf-theoretic version} of \textit{symplectic reduction}, which is the main goal in this paper.
Geometry and physics of today
Anastasios Mallios
Physics , 2004,
Abstract: The ``geometry'', in the sense of the classical differential geometry of smooth manifolds (CDG), is put under scrutiny from the point of view of Abstract Differential Geometry (ADG), along with resulting, thereby, potential physical consequences, in what, in particular, concerns physical ``gauge theories'', when the latter are viewed as being, anyway, of a ``geometrical character''. Yet, ``physical geometry'', in connection with physical laws and the associated with them, within the context of ADG, ``differential'' equations (whence, no background spacetime manifold is needed thereat), are also under discussion.
Quantum gravity and "singularities"
Anastasios Mallios
Physics , 2004,
Abstract: The paper concerns the fictitious entanglement of the so-called ``singularities'' in problems, pertaining to quantum gravity, due, in point of fact, to the way we try to employ, in that context, differential geometry, the latter being associated, in effect, by far, classically (:smooth manifolds), on the basis of an erroneous correspondence between what we may call/understand, as ``physical space'' and the ``cartesian-newtonian'' one.
On localizing topological algebras
Anastasios Mallios
Physics , 2002,
Abstract: Through the subsequent discussion we consider a certain particular sort of (topological) algebras, which may substitute the `` structure sheaf algebras'' in many--in point of fact, in all--the situations of a geometrical character that occur, thus far, in several mathematical disciplines, as for instance, differential and/or algebraic geometry, complex (geometric) analysis etc. It is proved that at the basis of this type of algebras lies the sheaf-theoretic notion of (functional) localization, which, in the particular case of a given topological algebra, refers to the respective ``Gel'fand transform algebra'' over the spectrum of the initial algebra. As a result, one further considers the so-called ``geometric topological algebras'', having special cohomological properties, in terms of their ``Gel'fand sheaves'', being also of a particular significance for (abstract) differential-geometric applications; yet, the same class of algebras is still ``closed'', with respect to appropriate inductive limits, a fact which thus considerably broadens the sort of the topological algebras involved, hence, as we shall see, their potential applications as well.
Remarks on "singularities"
Anastasios Mallios
Mathematics , 2002,
Abstract: We present herewith certain thoughts on the important subject of nowadays physics, pertaining to the so-called ``singularities'', that emanated from looking at the theme in terms of ADG (: abstract differential geometry). Thus, according to the latter perspective, we can involve ``singularities'' in our arguments, while still employing fundamental differential-geometric notions such as connections, curvature, metric and the like, retaining also the form of standard important relations of the classical theory (e.g. Einstein and/or Yang-Mills equations, in vacuum), even within that generalized context of ADG. To wind up, we can extend (in point of fact, {calculate) over singularities classical differential-geometric relations/equations, without altering their forms and/or changing the standard arguments; the change concerns thus only the way, we employ the usual differential geometry of smooth manifolds, so that the base ``space'' acquires now quite a secondary role, not contributing at all (!) to the differential-geometric technique/mechanism that we apply. Thus, the latter by definition refers directly to the objects being involved--the objects that ``live on that space'', which by themselves are not, of course, ipso facto ``singular''!
K-Theory of topological algebras and second quantization
Anastasios Mallios
Mathematics , 2002,
Abstract: Applying the classical Serre-Swan theorem, as this is extended to topological (non-normed) algebras, one attains a classification of elementary particles via their spin-structure. In this context, our argument is virtually based on a ``correspondence principle'' of S. A. Selesnick, formulated herewith in a sheaf-theoretic language, presisely speaking, in terms of vector sheaves. This then leads directly to second quantization, as well as, to other applications of geometric (pre)quantization theory.
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