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A calculation-free derivation of GR

Deser, S. (2022) A calculation-free derivation of GR. European Physical Journal C, 82 (6). Art. No. 563. ISSN 1434-6052. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-10515-6.

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I derive GR from the standard observational requirements plus a recent proof that a linear spin 2 field can only propagate on a Ricci-flat (or constant) background, of which it is a perturbation: it is an Einstein field.

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Official Citation:Deser, S. A calculation-free derivation of GR. Eur. Phys. J. C 82, 563 (2022).
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