It is known that Newton's law of gravity holds asymptotically on a flat ``brane" embedded in an anti-de Sitter ``bulk"; this was shown not only when gravity in the bulk is described by Einstein's theory but also in Einstein ``Lanczos Lovelock Gauss-Bonnet"'s theory. We give here the expressions for the corrections to Newton's potential in both theories, in analytic form and valid for all distances. We find that in Einstein's theory the transition from the 1/r behaviour at small r to the 1/r2 one at large r is quite slow. In the Einstein Gauss-Bonnet case on the other hand, we find that the correction to Newton's potential can be small for all r. Hence, Einstein Gauss-Bonnet equations in the bulk (rather than simply Einstein's) induce on the brane a better approximation to Newton's law.
Progress of Theoretical Physics
- Pub Date:
- September 2003
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- typos corrected, reference added, version to be published in Progress of Theoretical Physics