TY - JOUR
AU - Susskind, Leonard
PY - 2020
M3 - 10.3389/fphy.2020.00262
SP - 262
TI - Complexity and Newton's Laws
JO - Frontiers in Physics
UR - https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fphy.2020.00262
VL - 8
SN - 2296-424X
N2 - In a recent note [1], I argued that the holographic origin of ordinary gravitational attraction is the quantum mechanical tendency for operators to grow under time evolution. In a follow-up [2] the claim was tested in the context of the SYK theory and its bulk dualâ€”the theory of near-extremal black holes. In this paper I give an improved version of the size-momentum correspondence of [2], and show that Newton's laws of motion are a consequence. Operator size is closely related to complexity. Therefore, one may say that gravitational attraction is a manifestation of the tendency for complexity to increase. The improved version of the size-momentum correspondence can be justified by the arguments of Lin et al. [3] constructing symmetry generators for the approximate symmetries of the SYK model.
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