## In search for anti-de Sitter space (III)

Let us start by considering the space consisting of the product of a 3-d Minkowski manifold and -dimensional Minkowski manifold. The metric reads as:

After imposing one can use coordinates:

, , and .

Once we plug-in these coordinates, the metric takes a surprisingly simple form:

Now we concentrate in the case where . Then the space described by the above metric is six-dimensional. We can obtain a five-dimensional space by fixing one of the coordinates. It turns out that by fixing one gets some interresting results.

For we have a funky version of 5-d anti-de Sitter space:

with

This could be useful for something. Exact 5-d adS is obtained when

The metric is certainly more attractive than my previous blunder. But I still do not know how to understand the off-diagonal terms.

In any case, this metric still needs some work. In the work of Alday and Maldacena, they do a “T-dual” transformation on the coordinates. This transformation is defined by:

(Alday & Maldacena use for the initial coordinates and for the T-dually-transformed coordinates. In my work I use the opposite convention.) Furthermore, after redefining we can write the metric in AdS form again, with a slight change in the second term:

In this form it certainly looks interesting. Alas, I do not understand this T-duality transformation. A quote from the Alday-Maldacena paper:

In the regime under consideration the T-dual coordinates are real and the worldsheet is Euclidean. In addition, the boundary condition for the original coordinate , which is that the carry momentum , translates into the condition that has “winding”

Indeed.

Index Guysaid, on July 2, 2008 at 9:55 pmPerhaps another coordinate transformation may bring this result into diagonal form?

Index Guysaid, on July 10, 2008 at 12:46 pmOnce again I have made a stupid mistake. Looks like after the change one obtains:

It is basically a change in sign…