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Unconstrained canonical action for, and positive energy of, massive spin 2

Deser, S. (2015) Unconstrained canonical action for, and positive energy of, massive spin 2. Canadian Journal of Physics, 93 (4). pp. 395-397. ISSN 0008-4204. doi:10.1139/cjp-2014-0420.

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Filling a much-needed gap, we exhibit the D = 4 Fierz–Pauli massive s = 2 action, and its — manifestly positive — energy, in terms of its 2s + 1 = 5 unconstrained helicity (2, 1, 0) excitations, after reducing and diagonalizing the troublesome helicity-zero sector.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Canadian Science Publishing. Received 27 July 2014. Accepted 21 August 2014. Published on the web 10 September 2014. This work was supported in part by grants NSF PHY-1266107 and DOE # DE-SC0011632. Collaboration with A. Waldron on ref. 2 facilitated the present effort, as did composing help from J. Franklin and CPU help from G. Conrad.
Group:Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, Caltech Theory
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Non-Subject Keywords:general relativity and quantum cosmology, high energy physics - theory
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Issue or Number:4
Classification Code:PACS: 11.10.–z, 14.80.–j
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Deposited By: Joy Painter
Deposited On:13 Aug 2014 19:54
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