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The first law for the holographic entanglement entropy of spheres in a boundary CFT (Conformal Field Theory) with a bulk Lovelock dual is extended to include variations of the bulk Lovelock coupling constants. Such variations in the bulk correspond to perturbations within a family of boundary CFTs. The new contribution to the first law is found to be the product of the variation δa'>δaδa of the “A”-type trace anomaly coefficient for even dimensional CFTs, or more generally its extension δa*'>δa∗δa* to include odd dimensional boundaries, times the ratio S/a*'>S/a∗S/a* . Since a*'>a∗a* is a measure of the number of degrees of freedom N per unit volume of the boundary CFT, this new term has the form μδN'>μδNμδN , where the chemical potential μ is given by the entanglement entropy per degree of freedom.
Black Hole Thermodynamics II
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Kastor, David; Traschen, Jennie; and Ray, Sourya, "Extended First Law for Entanglement Entropy in Lovelock Gravity" (2016). Entropy. 1257.