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Inequivalence of first- and second-order formulations in D=2 gravity models

Deser, S. (1996) Inequivalence of first- and second-order formulations in D=2 gravity models. Foundations of Physics, 26 (5). pp. 617-621. ISSN 0015-9018. doi:10.1007/BF02058235.

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The usual equivalence between the Palalini and metric (or affinity and vielbein) formulations of Einstein theory fails in two spacetime dimensions for its “Kaluza-Klein” reduced (as well as for its standard) version. Among the differences is the necessary vanishing of the cosmological constant in the first-order forms. The purely affine Eddington formulation of Einstein theory also fails here.

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Additional Information:© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996. Received: 15 December 1995. The present results were reported in the Proceedings of the Markov Memorial Quantum Gravity Seminar. This work was supported by the NSF under grant #PHY-9315811.
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Official Citation:Deser, S. Found Phys (1996) 26: 617. doi:10.1007/BF02058235
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