Document Type

Article

Department

Physics (HMC)

Publication Date

11-2000

Abstract

We propose a covariant geometrical expression for the c function for theories which admit dual gravitational descriptions. We state a c theorem with respect to this quantity and prove it. We apply the expression to a class of geometries, from domain walls in gauged supergravities, to extremal and near extremal Dp-branes, and the AdS Schwarzschild black hole. In all cases, we find agreement with expectations.

Comments

This article is also available from the American Physical Society at http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevD.62.126011.

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