Observables in a noncommutative approach to the unification of quanta and gravity: a finite model
Abstract
We further develop a noncommutative model unifying quantum mechanics and general relativity proposed in Gen. Rel. Grav. (36, 111 126 (2004)). Generalized symmetries of the model are defined by a groupoid Γ given by the action of a finite group on a space E. The geometry of the model is constructed in terms of suitable (noncommutative) algebras on Γ. We investigate observables of the model, especially its position and momentum observables. This is not a trivial thing since the model is based on a noncommutative geometry and has strong nonlocal properties. We show that, in the position representation of the model, the position observable is a coderivation of a corresponding coalgebra, "coparallelly" to the wellknown fact that the momentum observable is a derivation of the algebra. We also study the momentum representation of the model. It turns out that, in the case of the algebra of smooth, quickly decreasing functions on Γ, the model in its "quantum sector" is nonlocal, i.e., there are no nontrivial coderivations of the corresponding coalgebra, whereas in its "gravity sector" such coderivations do exist. They are investigated.
 Publication:

General Relativity and Gravitation
 Pub Date:
 March 2005
 DOI:
 10.1007/s107140050041z
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0410010
 Bibcode:
 2005GReGr..37..541P
 Keywords:

 General relativity;
 Quantum mechanics;
 Unification theory;
 Noncommutative geometry;
 Observables;
 Groupoid;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 20 pages. LaTex format