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Covariant constraints for generic massive gravity and analysis of its characteristics

Deser, S. and Sandora, M. and Waldron, A. and Zahariade, G. (2014) Covariant constraints for generic massive gravity and analysis of its characteristics. Physical Review D, 90 (10). Art. No. 104043. ISSN 2470-0010. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140813-154143256

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Abstract

We perform a covariant constraint analysis of massive gravity valid for its entire parameter space, demonstrating that the model generically propagates 5 degrees of freedom; this is also verified by a new and streamlined Hamiltonian description. The constraint’s covariant expression permits computation of the model’s caustics. Although new features such as the dynamical Riemann tensor appear in the characteristic matrix, the model still exhibits the pathologies uncovered in earlier work: superluminality and likely acausalities.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.90.104043DOIArticle
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http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.0561arXivDiscussion Paper
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Deser, S.0000-0001-9285-9434
Additional Information:© 2014 American Physical Society. Received 15 August 2014; published 26 November 2014. The work of S. D. was supported in part by NSF Grant No. PHY-1266107 and DOE Grant No. DE-SC0011632 and that of G. Z. in part by DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-91ER40674. We thank C. Deffayet, K. Hinterbichler, K. Izumi, N. Kaloper, J. Mourad and Y. C. Ong for discussions.
Group:Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, Caltech Theory
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NSFPHY-1266107
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-91ER40674
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CALT-TH2014-150
Issue or Number:10
Classification Code:PACS: 04.50.Kd, 04.62.+v, 95.30.Sf, 98.80.Jk
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