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Theoretical problems in nonsymmetric gravitational theory

Damour, T. and Deser, S. and McCarthy, J. (1992) Theoretical problems in nonsymmetric gravitational theory. Physical Review D, 45 (10). R3289-R3291. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.45.R3289. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170110-134755741

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Abstract

It has recenty been noted that the nonsymmetric metric model of gravity faces severe observational constraints. We show here that it is also subject to physically unacceptable formal difficulties even as an effective field theory: When expanded about a Riemannian background, the model exhibits curvature-coupled negative-energy (ghost) modes and unacceptable asymptotic behavior.


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Deser, S.0000-0001-9285-9434
Additional Information:© 1992 American Physical Society. (Received 5 December 1991) This work was supported in part by NSF Grant No. PHY88-04561; S.D. thanks the IHES for hospitality in the course of this work.
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NSFPHY88-04561
Issue or Number:10
Classification Code:PACS numbers: 04.50.+h, 04.20.cv, 04.80.+z
DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.45.R3289
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Official Citation:Theoretical problems in nonsymmetric gravitational theory T. Damour, S. Deser, and J. McCarthy Phys. Rev. D 45, R3289(R)
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