Regular Article – Theoretical Physics
Modified inertia from extended uncertainty principle(s) and its relation to MoND
Departament de Matemàtica, Universitat de Lleida, Av. Jaume II, 69, 25001, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
2 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084, Fisciano, SA, Italy
3 INFN, Sezione di Napoli, Gruppo collegato di Salerno, Naples, Italy
Accepted: 30 October 2020
Published online: 9 November 2020
In this paper we show that Modified Inertia, i.e., the modification of inertia predicted by some alternative theories of gravity at cosmic scales, can be naturally derived within the framework of the extended uncertainty principle (EUP). Specifically, we consider two possible extensions of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle (HUP), corresponding to two different deformations of the fundamental commutator: the first one provides the natural generalization of the HUP to the (anti)-de Sitter spacetime and is endowed with only a quadratic correction in the uncertainty position. On the other hand, the second model contains both linear and quadratic extra terms. We prove that modified inertia is a direct consequence of the minimal acceleration experienced by any body due to the cosmic expansion. The obtained results are then discussed in connection with the empirical predictions of Modified Newtonian dynamics (MoND). The requirement of consistency between the two approaches allows us to fix the adjustable constant which marks the transition between the Newtonian and deep-MoND regimes.
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