Document Type

Article - post-print

Publication Date

9-2011

Abstract

We consider the formulation of entropic gravity in two spacetime dimensions. The usual gravitational force law is derived even in the absence of area, as normally required by the holographic principle. A special feature of this perspective concerns the nature of temperature and entropy defined at a point. We argue that the constancy of the gravitational force in one spatial dimension implies the information contained at each point in space is an internal degree of freedom on the manifold, and furthermore is a universal constant, contrary to previous assertions that entropic gravity in one spatial dimension is ill-defined. We give some heuristic arguments for gravitation and information transfer constraints within this framework, thus adding weight to the contention that spacetime and gravitation might be emergent phenomena.

Publisher Statement

This is an author-manuscript of an article accepted for publication in Physics Letters B following peer review. The version of record is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2011.07.052.

Recommended Citation

Mann, R.B. and Mureika, J.R., "(1+1)-dimensional entropic gravity," Physics Letters B 703, 167-171 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2011.07.052.

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