Maximum Tension: with and without a cosmological constant
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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Barrow, J., & Gibbons, G. (2014). Maximum Tension: with and without a cosmological constant. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446 3874-3877. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu2378
We discuss various examples and ramifications of the conjecture that there exists a maximum force (or tension) in general relativistic systems. We contrast this situation with that in Newtonian gravity, where no maximum force exists, and relate it to the existence of natural units defined by constants of Nature and the fact that the Planck units of force and power do not depend on Planck's constant. We discuss how these results change in higher dimensions where the Planck units of force are no longer non-quantum. We discuss the changes that might occur to the conjecture if a positive cosmological constant exists and derive a maximum force bound using the Kottler-Schwarzschildde Sitter black hole.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu2378
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246814