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Distended Topologically Massive Electrodynamics

Deser, S. (2008) Distended Topologically Massive Electrodynamics. . (Submitted)

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We extend topologically massive electrodynamics, both by adding a higher derivative action to cast the entire three-term model in Chern-Simons (CS) form, and by embedding it in an AdS background. It can then be written as the sum of two CS terms, one of which vanishes at the "chiral" point, in analogy with its gravitational topologically massive counterpart. Separately we treat pure CS electrodynamics plus Einstein gravity interacting with point sources. The gravity/vector field equations decouple; their solutions are the familiar exterior "conical" metric and vector potentials.

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Additional Information:I thank my collaborators on [2], S. Carlip, A. Waldron, and D. Wise, whose insights there have also been useful here. This work was supported by NSF grant PHY 07-57190 and DOE grant DE-FG02-92ER40701.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Dec 2016 17:24
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