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Arbitrary p-form Galileons

Deffayet, C. and Deser, S. and Esposito-Farèse, G. (2010) Arbitrary p-form Galileons. Physical Review D, 82 (6). Art. No. 061501 . ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.82.061501.

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We show that scalar, 0-form, Galileon actions—models whose field equations contain only second derivatives—can be generalized to arbitrary even p-forms. More generally, they need not even depend on a single form, but may involve mixed p combinations, including equal p multiplets, where odd p fields are also permitted: We construct, for given dimension D, general actions depending on scalars, vectors, and higher p-form field strengths, whose field equations are of exactly second derivative order. We also discuss and illustrate their curved-space generalizations, especially the delicate nonminimal couplings required to maintain this order. Concrete examples of pure and mixed actions, field equations, and their curved-space extensions are presented.

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Additional Information:© 2010 The American Physical Society. Received 29 July 2010; published 9 September 2010. The work of S. D. was supported by NSF Grant No. PHY 07-57190 and DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-92ER40701. Our calculations have been cross-checked using several computer programs, including the XTENSOR package [8] for MATHEMATICA.
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NSFPHY 07-57190
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-92ER40701
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Issue or Number:6
Classification Code:PACS: 04.50.-h, 11.10.-z, 98.80.-k
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 20:08
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