61 00 38 v 1 1 7 O ct 1 99 6 Gravitational Calorimetry

  title={61 00 38 v 1 1 7 O ct 1 99 6 Gravitational Calorimetry},
  author={Jolien D. E. Creighton},
I generalize the quasilocal formulation of thermodynamics of Brown and York to include dilaton theories of gravity as well as Abelian and Yang-Mills gauge matter fields with possible dilaton couplings. The resulting formulation is applicable to a large class of theories including two-dimensional toy models and the low energy limit of string theory as well as to many types of matter such as massless scalar fields, electromagnetism, Yang-Mills fields, and matter induced cosmological constants. I… CONTINUE READING